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Drama is an art form which is directly concerned with our understanding and experience of the world. Through drama, we explore the way people think, feel and communicate, learning to understand others and ourselves more fully. Drama not only teaches students how to perform or act but more importantly, how to be effective and creative communicators, and to work as a team towards a common goal.
In Secondary School, Co-curricular Drama offers unique opportunities for students to creatively explore themselves, their contexts and their communities. Drama promotes active engagement with the stories of others, and encourages empathy and understanding.
Years 7–8 Drama Club
Drama Club is an activity that seeks to encourage a student’s interest in the dramatic arts through a practical approach and through participation, rather than competition. Students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative in a non-threatening environment and perform in areas of improvisation, scene and script work. Drama Club focuses on group collaboration and each semester, students participate in a performance, which is presented to family and friends. Drama Club is held once a week, after school.
Open to students in Years 9–10, Theatresports® is a great creative outlet that sharpens the mind and builds confidence. The players improvise scenes by creating characters, building environments and advancing narrative, with nothing more than an empty stage to help them. Just like the participants in Thank God You’re Here and Whose Line Is It Anyway, the improvisers never know what’s coming next. Teamwork is essential and the players form great bonds of trust and friendship. Theatresports® is held once a week, after school.
In addition, Ravenswood provides many opportunities for students to showcase their skills and talent though annual school productions.
- Years 7–8 Play
- Years 7–11 Drama Production
- Year 11 Drama Production
- Secondary School Musical (bi-annual)