The IB Theater program at St. Timothy’s is one of the most innovative you’ll find on a high school campus. Here, as elsewhere in the IB curriculum, learning goes global. A world theater class spans 16th-century Commedia dell’Arte, European existentialism, and Butoh, a wordless and deeply compelling art form that emerged in Japan after World War II. Theater productions challenge your performance skills and your understanding of human nature – Waiting for Godot, The Bald Soprano, The Odd Couple, and A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream are among some recent productions.
Courses explore all facets of theater, including production, dramatic structure, theater history, acting, directing, playwriting, and scene, costume, and set design. And when it’s time to put on a production, the theater program is full of on-stage and backstage opportunities. Whether you’re drawn to acting, or set design, or stage lighting, or you’d like to write an original play – or all of the above – you’ll find plenty of opportunity to flex your developing creative muscles. Many serious students of theater have gone on to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.