Performing Arts » Drama


Drama classes offer students an opportunity to explore all aspects of stage acting, both individual and in groups. They learn to express themselves through pantomime, improvisation, storytelling, and monologues. Students build a foundation of self-expression in a safe, creative environment.

Students are also offered courses to further develop their acting technique - working with scenes and character building and to develop their theatre skills by writing plays.

The Drama Club presents student productions twice a year. All SPX students are invited to audition. They do not have to be enrolled in a drama course to audition.
Drama Classes offered at St. Pius
Introduction to Drama
This course serves as a basic introduction to theatre and drama, focusing on voice, movement, improvisation, and the rehearsal process. Students work with contemporary, classical, and original scripts. Projects include collaboration and opportunities for public performance. This class is designed as a foundations course for further study in theater.
Technical Theatre
Technical Theatre covers all aspects of producing theatre. Students discuss plays, design sets, and build props. Students develop skills in carpentry, scenic painting, and prop design. Students learn about setting lights, creating cues, special effects, programs, and publicity. In addition to work on the set, students complete design and lab projects based on a variety of theatrical elements. These may include set and costume design, audio production, lighting labs, carpentry, and painting.