Theatre Courses

Theatre I

Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  None

Grades offered:  9-12

In this one-semester course, students will explore the creative process of theatre as they draw upon their personal strengths and experiences.  Students will be directly involved in making theatre while working together to solve problems and express ideas.  Students will apply the principles and elements of theatre while creating pieces for performance.  With the confidence and character gained from their experience, students will participate in a public performance open to the school and the larger community.  This course is open to all students and appropriate for students with little or no theatre experience.

Theatre II

Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  Theatre I or instructor approval

Grades offered:  9-12

This one-semester course is designed for the student who is interested in further exploration of creating theatre.  Students will continue to develop and refine theatre skills and personal strengths through active experience in the creative process.  Students will vary their roles as they solve problems together to create innovative pieces of theatre.  With the confidence and character gained from their experience, students will participate in a public performance open to the school and the larger community.


Theatre Production and Design

Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation or participation in extracurricular theatre program

Grades offered:  9-12

This one-semester course allows students to take a look at the collaborative nature of a theatre production.  Students will be challenged to develop innovative problem solving skills as they design, create and execute the technical aspects of a production.  Students will create meaningful connections as well as technical skills through construction design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, make-up design and scenic painting.  Students may repeat this course for credit.

Advanced Acting and Directing

Credit:  0.5

Prerequisite:  Theatre I, Theatre II, or teacher recommendation

Grades offered:  9-12

This one-semester course is designed for passionate theatre students who have a good foundation in basic theatre skills.  Students will analyze scenes and plays through a chosen style or genre from both acting and directorial perspectives.  Students will make connections between the text meaning and the social setting in which the works were created.  Students will develop and refine their performance or directing skills as they create monologues, scenes or one act plays.  Exploring a specific genre or style each semester allows students to have diverse experiences and to repeat this class for credit.


Theatre Activities

Green Room Theatre Company 

is the extracurricular theatre group at Grayslake North. In addition to producing a season of two shows and a musical, the students of Green Room have the opportunity to participate in field trips to see high school, college, and professional theatre. Membership is open to any student who would like to participate in creating a performance. Students take advantage of opportunities to work both on stage and off stage. Students take responsibility for all aspects of each production: building scenery, creating costumes, lighting, designing sound, managing the box office, preparing programs, and publicizing the shows.

Green Room Website

Green Room

green room

green room

Ron Bowden

847-986-3100 x5595

rbowden@d127.org

Clare McConville

847-986-3100 x5613

cmcconville@d127.org

Cher Schwartz

847-986-3100 x5677

cschwartz@d127.org