The human impulse to engage in theatre or drama is a universal one and reaches back to ancient times across continents and cultures. The collective thread that runs through this art form is the desire to speak to and express human experience.
Drama Skills and Collaborative Practices
"Drama Skills and Collaborative Practices" is a collection of vibrant and practical resources for teachers and students designed by Juilliard for NAE teachers and students. Organized into three categories — Teacher Sphere, Student Skills, and Professional Practice — these resources create unique access points into the world of drama. Teacher Sphere is filled with resources specifically for the educator, including drama studio essentials and ideas for selecting scene material. Student Skills includes vocal and physical warm-ups for actors, stage make-up tutorials, and rehearsal readiness practices. Professional Practice contains interviews with active performers, directors, and designers in the field. Combined, all the "Drama Skills and Collaborative Practices" place emphasis on the collaborative nature of theatre, highlighting the range of artistic disciplines involved in creating a dramatic work.
The Core Works
The drama curriculum draws on core works from different categories or cultures and historical periods to provide students with a grounding in the forms, structures, and elements they might draw on, utilize, and manipulate when exploring and viewing dramatic works.
These works have been carefully chosen based on their iconic quality, teachable moments, and breadth for your child's learning. Your child will study these works throughout their school career to give them a deep engagement with and appreciation of each piece.
Interactive activities encourage students to engage with the works and key concepts while developing connections between the pieces, as well as other subjects.
- Storytelling: Alston, Gonzalez, Koram, Ross — Selected Tales
- Traditions of Theatrical Clown: Compagnia Baccalà: Pss Pss
- Animating Objects: Manual Cinema: The Magic City
- Core Elements of a Play: Kruckmeyer: The Boy at the Edge of Everything
- William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will