Arts

Theatre

Artistic excellence through self-discovery, creative expression, and collaboration.
Creative Arts offerings enhance the skills taught in every classroom at Derryfield. Theatre productions and drama electives encourage students to explore the human experience by examining the world around them. By stepping outside of their comfort zones, students discover that creativity knows no bounds.

Students can participate in each aspect of every theatre production, from performing on stage ​or in the pit ​to working ​on the various technical aspects of a show.​ ​In theatre electives, students are exposed to different facets of performance, such as theatre history, acting technique, script study, improvisation, and character development. Students learn first-hand how theatre mirrors real life and can be used as a tool to effectively communicate new ideas.

Theatre Gallery

Upcoming

The creative arts department is thrilled to announce the mainstage productions for the Derryfield Players 2018-2019 season:
Middle School Musical: Bye Bye Birdie - November 2-3, 2018
Upper School Musical: The Addams Family - March 8-9, 2019
Upper School Play: All in the Timing - May 17-18, 2019

Theatre Electives

Theatre Technical Arts
Public Speaking
The Composition of Film
Shakespeare for Performance

Creative Arts Course Descriptions

Performance Opportunities

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  • Middle School Musical

    The middle school musical is open to all seventh and eighth graders each fall. Every student who auditions is cast. This ensemble experience helps to create an inclusive environment for students to experiment and learn from their peers.​ Recent productions include: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Annie, and Cinderella.
  • Upper School Musical

    The upper school musical, which is performed each winter, is a production open to ninth through twelfth graders. Past productions have included: Pippin, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Upper School Play

    The upper school play is an opportunity for ninth through twelfth grade actors to perform in a non-musical. Recent productions, performed each spring, have included: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Crucible, and Almost, Maine.

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