Theater

The cast of Guys and Dolls

Whitfield's many theater courses provide students with the resources needed to help them take risks, develop their imaginations, and learn creative problem-solving techniques associated with the performing arts.

Theater
The theater arts program at Whitfield encourages participants to develop talents they possess both onstage and behind the scenes, while exploring and fostering the innate creativity found in all students. The many courses provide students with the resources needed to help them take risks, develop their imaginations and learn creative problem-solving techniques associated with the performing arts.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS:  A Fine Arts course is required each year of middle school.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:  One credit of Fine Arts is required for graduation.
Two actors in a scene from a Middle School play

Middle School

Students in the full-year middle school theater program are introduced to the many aspects of producing theater and understanding its important place in the world. They explore exercises and theater games  and develop performance skills, such as concentration, observation, problem-solving, and imagination. Students have the opportunity to audition for the Middle School fall and spring plays.

A scene during an Upper School play

Upper School

Students develop their readiness for sophisticated performances and deepen their understanding of theater production, both as participants and audience. They have the opportunity to audition for the Upper School fall play and spring musical and participate in the student-directed one acts.