Acting

WCSPA Students participate in conservatory style acting training that incorporates voice, movement, improvisation, stage combat, characterization, and theatre history.

WCSPA Students are empowered to discover their natural strengths and talents and use them to create compelling art. 

As You Like It
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

From their first project learning and performing a piece from Shakespeare’s canon to exploring playwriting and performing in full-length plays, students are given myriad opportunities to learn and grow as actors and theatre artists.

Every student who is accepted into Level One is guaranteed a role in their two performances of the school year. Participation in plays after that is awarded by audition only.

Curriculum Outline

Level 1

  • Voice for the Actor
  • Intro to Shakespeare
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Movement for the Performer
  • Improvisation
  • Stage Combat
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Romeo and Juliet

Level 2

  • Monologues and Auditioning
  • Script Analysis
  • Character Development
  • Movement for the Actor
  • Greek and Roman Theatre

Level 3

  • Stanislavski Technique
  • Directing Basics
  • Playwriting
  • Medieval Theatre
  • Dialects (as needed)
Lend Me a Tenor!
The Diviners

Level 4

  • Advanced Acting Techniques
  • Show Preparation
  • Leadership
  • Directorial Method and Staging Practice