A Culture of Theatre
Drama is a vital part of our arts curriculum at Assumption-St. Bridget School, and offers a comprehensive curriculum to all students from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The ASB Drama program:
- Enables students to discover their creative abilities.
- Inspires students to strive for excellence.
- Exposes students to a variety of artistic mediums that challenge them to discover new ideas and perspectives.
- Enhances other areas of learning.
- Enriches creativity and artistic collaboration.
Our goal is to give students a positive drama experience while building self confidence and craftsmanship for life-long learning.
For an overview of our program curriculum, please click on the following links:
Grade 8 Syllabus: Middle School Theatre Arts Grade 8 2018-2019
Assumption-St.Bridget School offers Middle School students the opportunity to participate in two fully staged productions each school year. This year, in celebration of Catholic Schools Week, we will present Narnia, the musical based on C.S. Lewis’s beloved tale, “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,” at Nathan Hale High School on January 30th, 31st, and February 1st and 2nd. We will follow our winter musical with a spring production (title and dates TBA.)
Although Drama is traveling to the classroom this year as we begin construction for our new ASB library space, we are excited about all this year has to offer! Below, you can see photos of our Drama Room, housed in the Performing Arts Center at ASB. We will return to this facility, which offers students learning stations for creative play, space for rehearsal and small performances, and new and expanded instructional space for intermediate and middle school drama activities, after construction concludes next year.
This trimester, Eighth Graders will study Public Speaking tips and techniques.
Fifth Graders are exploring PANTOMIME.
Fourth Graders are working on their year-long exploration of COMMUNITY building.
Third Graders are exploring story structure.
Second Graders are exploring movement stories.
First Graders are asking and answering the questions: What is theatre? and How do we make theatre together?
Kindergartners will explore story, theatre skills, and theatre practices by exploring “Julie’s Greenroom.”
Pre-K will explore how to move in and share space to create imaginary worlds and characters.
Please watch this space for any syllabi, materials, and updates!