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Theatre Department


Electives in the Drama Department include Dramatics, Stagecraft, Acting, and Theater Production Practicum.  These courses focus on all aspects of theatre production.
  • Dramatics is an introduction to the basic skills and values of theatrical production. The areas presented include: the structure of production, voice and body control in acting, stage movement, scene development, improvisation, characterization and the technical aspects of production. The Dramatics Class presents a public performance for their final exam. 
  • Stagecraft is the focused study of many aspects of technical theatre. The course will explore the regular tasks in theatre production including: producer, various designers, directors, publicity, house management, stage management and various crews. 
  • Acting is an advanced study of acting skills. It is the aim of this course to further enhance and develop the natural talents of any student. 
  • Theater Production Practicum includes acting, directing, design and technical production.


Extra-curricular activities include the Fall Play, Spring Musical, Backstage Blue, and International Thespians Society. The purpose of theatre activities is to help develop a wide variety of skills including: creative expression, artistic design, practical life skills, leadership abilities, group cooperation and management skills, and performance skills. We also develop pride in the product by striving to attain high quality performance goals. Along the way the students have fun and build self-esteem. The high quality of our productions is reliant on the dedication of not only the students performing roles on stage, but also on the many who work on technical crews and parents. Notre Dame Performing & Visual Arts hosts an annual craft fair. Students assist local vendors as they set up and take down their booths as well as work hospitality throughout the weekend.


Fall Play

1929-1965 Performances