All Saints Drama Program
Director: Abby Niemann
Who: Ages 12 on up (talk to us if you have questions on age)
When: 6th period, 2:50-3:50 (September – February) Performance first weekend in March
In the first few weeks of class the students will learn basic theatrical skills, and review what they already know. These skills include blocking, stage fighting, memorization and much more. Students who have already taken a drama course with Miss Niemann will be able to deepen their understanding of these core principles.
The play for this drama will be the story of several early Christian martyrs as they lived and died under the Christian persecutions in Rome. This script is an original script for the All Saints Homeschool Co-op, written by Miss Niemann. Rehearsals for this play will begin the third week of class.
Extra rehearsals will be needed to ensure that the play will be ready to be performed in March. The last three Fridays of February the students will be kept in class until 5pm to assist their director in making costumes and building sets. These will be mandatory practice hours, and necessary for the success of the play. The play this year will be performed March 2nd, 2019.
Students ages 12-18 will be accepted with the understanding that older students will get larger parts and that memorization will be required of each student. The maximum number of students is 30, the minimum is 10 students.
Cost for each student is $65, and towards the time of the performance each student will be asked to provide several items for their costume (fabric, sheets, sandals, etc).
Each student will need to come to class each day with a pencil/pen, a highlighter, a notebook and a three-ring binder. The scripts are provided by the co-op. Most importantly the students will need to bring water bottles and wear clothing that allows them to be active – ideally clothes that could get dirty.
Lastly, attendance at every drama class is very important. If a student misses more than three class periods it is unlikely that they will be prepared to perform. If it is the case that a student will be missing for longer than one class period, (barring unforeseen illness) Miss Niemann will need to know about it before she casts the play.