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  • Erica Buechner

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  • Katie Dawson

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    858-569-7900 x 4313
  • Mark Femia

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    858-569-7900 x 4155
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  • Elise Marinkovich

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    858-569-7900 x 4325
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US-Drama

  • Advanced Theatre

    Advanced Theatre (10-12)
    Prerequisite: Theatre 
    This is an advanced non-production acting course that will build off of the knowledge learned in Theatre. Students will fine-tune their acting skills using a variety of acting techniques while working on scenes, monologues and one-acts. Theatre history, playwriting and an introduction to directing will be covered through the year. Students will then study directing and make choices about scripts, script analysis, casting, focus of scenes, and the mood, rhythm, pace and main ideas of a production. Students will also delve into the process of writing monologues, scenes and plays. In addition to what is mentioned above, students will continue to explore different acting techniques and develop their acting skills.
  • Musical Theatre

    Musical Theatre (9-12)
    This year-long, non-production course is designed for both the novice and experience student. The course explores the history of the American Musical Theater as well as learning and developing the skills necessary for performing in Musical Theater. Students will develop and expand upon the fundamentals of voice production, stage movement, acting, characterization, dance and technical aspects of a musical production. Since this is a performance-based course, most class periods will be spent in rehearsal mode, with students singing, dancing and acting each week. Student work will culminate in periodic classroom and/or public performances. Of importance is students? opportunity to develop fundamental group- and self- assessment skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to connect the literature being studied to history and a variety of cultures. Additionally, the development of 21st-century skills will help students be successful after graduation.
  • Special Projects in Theatre

    Special Projects in Theatre (11-12) One trimester Prerequisite: Departmental approval Does not fulfill departmental graduation requirement This class is devoted to the study, rehearsal, and performance of a play. The aim of Special Projects is to continue the student?s learning experience in terms of rehearsal procedure, discipline, and the actuality of performing before an audience. The course is graded on a Credit / Non-Credit basis.
  • Technical Theater

    Technical Theatre (9-12)
    In this year-long course students will be introduced to basic and intermediate concepts of technical theatre design and construction. Students will begin to explore the areas of scenic, properties, costume, wigs/makeup, lighting, sound, and projection design, with the opportunity to construct their designs. They will also learn about areas of stage, production, and theater management; theater safety; and theater theory. Through in-class demonstrations, individual and group projects, and the final portfolio, students will learn about technical theater, have the opportunity to get hands-on with the various tools of the trade, and showcase their new skills.
  • Theatre

    Theatre (9-12)
    This is an introductory/beginning non-production theatre course with emphasis on performance. Acting techniques, script analysis, improvisation, character development and theatre history will be a daily part of the curriculum. Students will explore many different acting techniques through theatre games, improvisation, group work, monologues, and short scenes. This course will introduce students to the art and skill of play analysis. They will learn the building blocks of dramatic structure and analyze how structure contributes to our understanding of a play.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103
 

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900