Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Advanced Drama Class Curriculum

Once we are comfortable playing on stage it is our job as the actor to find truth...

Prerequisite: Drama I

Instructor: Mr. Todd Schaefer
BA In Theatre from Truman State University
Certification and Graduate classes at University of MO at St Louis

Class Objective: Explore the history of theater performance and begin finding a personal technique as a student actor through: 

Class Expectations: Each Student will be required to do the following to get credit in the class

  • Keeping an written acting journal and portfolio
  • Doing all assignments and submitting work in our Google Classroom
  • Being prepared by performance dates (scripts scored, memorized, staged, and rehearsed)
  • Each student writing original work for the stage during the year
  • Multiple performances per progress period
  • One act play study (dramaturgy work - research, image finding and analysis)
  • Full length play study (from the Pulitzer list) 
  • Attending a show at the Repertory Theater of St Louis and writing a review of the production
  • Creating an original Avant Garde (Performance Art/Solo Performance) piece for their final 

This is the class blog for our Advanced Drama Class and we will use this blog page to provide access to the curriculum for the class and to provide some transparency for the parents as well.

The activities and the weekly breakdown can be found in the syllabus for the semester.

 You can reach the STUDENT PORTAL to see grades at

The PARENT PORTAL for the classes official grade book can be found on the school website at