Freshman Acting: This course introduces students to the fundamentals of stage acting. The work focuses on various acting techniques and ensemble building.
Freshman Playwriting: This course is an introduction to Aristotelian principles regarding the craft of playwriting. Students apply these principles to the creation of various basic writing exercises and projects.
Sophomore Scriptwriting: Student writers explore the creation of character by creating original monologues and scenes. Student writers learn the principles of adaptation by dramatizing historical events for the stage.
Junior/Senior Scriptwriting: Students learn the principles of screenwriting by analyzing various screenplays and films. Students create their own original short screenplays. Advanced student writers also create 10 minute and one act play projects.
Speech for Actors: This course instructs the actor in vocal and breath techniques, as well as the speaking of Shakespearean verse.
Advanced Acting: Student actors audition for a main stage production. Actors are selected for various roles and other students are assigned technical theatre crew assignments, such as stage management; costumes; lighting; set construction and sound. Drama students rehearse and produce a finished main stage production for the semester. Past productions include: “Our Town;” “The House of Bernarda Alba;” “Brighton Beach Memoirs;” "A Midsummer Night's Dream;" "Twelfth Night;" "Women and Wallace" and "A Servant of Two Master's."
Prospective students expected to be familiar with the audition requirements for this studio.
It is imperative that students from all studios understand and adhere to FSSA'a Theater Etiquette policy.