The mission of the StoneBridge Drama department is to introduce students of every age to the performing arts, and to instill in them a passion for worship and excellence through their God-given talents. We want to provide them with the hands-on experience needed to grow in their skills and develop a love of redemptive story-telling.
Theater is the primary focus of the drama program at StoneBridge, although older students also have the opportunity to experiment with film through the school's annual film project and festival. Through the drama program, students are introduced to various aspects of theater production, including: basic acting, stage management, directing, set construction, costuming, vocal training, dance and choreography.
While Lower School students will have some introduction to theatre before entering high school, students in 6th-12th grades have the opportunity to audition for the high school drama productions. The program produces at least two events or more a year and hosts a number of summer camps. Each year family and friends in the community are welcome to attend these two, large-scale performances.
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Drama’s major production every year is a musical performed in the Spring. High school students (and sometimes even lower grade students when appropriate) audition in the fall and rehearse yearlong. Featured musicals in the past have included "Fiddler on the Roof" (2020), "The Sound of Music" (2019), "Cinderella" (2018), Disney’s "The Little Mermaid" (2017), "The Wizard of Oz" (2016), and many others.
High school and middle school students can participate in the fall film course. This course provides students with basic guidance to create their own films using the tools and technology they have available. Students write their own screenplay, cast, direct, shoot, and edit. Their final short films are entered into the Film Festival in January for everyone to come watch, vote on favorites, and celebrate the winners in an Oscars-style final awards event.
Drama hosts a variety of summer camps open to any students in the area. Camps include screenwriting, musical theatre (with dance and music emphases), and acting.