The UAS Drama program is offered from Kindergarten through High School. Through a variety of games and activities, Kindergarten and Elementary School students learn voice projection, manipulate properties, and solve problems in ways that simultaneously convey meaning and are aesthetically pleasing, preparing them to perform in front of a live audience.
The classes provide students with an introduction to acting skills and techniques, theatre history, and theatre production. By researching, planning, scripting, and producing a performance, students develop communication, critical thinking, and collaborative problem-solving and acting skills.
In High School, drama students take part in the creative processes of performance and production. Students learn to incorporate originality, flexibility, and imagination into their repertoire of acting skills. They critically evaluate their work and the work of others and learn to appreciate how the elements of theatre, history, and culture can affect the performance and reception of a dramatic piece.
Each Drama class features a presentation to fellow students and the UAS community after the quarter or semester.