Students are introduced to Theatre education in grade school, building a foundation of sequenced skills that will help them to express themselves with confidence and poise throughout school and their life. The skills acquired in Theatre Education help many students to find their passions, to express themselves fully and, often, discover their own identity.
Our Theatre Education curriculum is one opportunity in Fine Arts Education which sets The Village School apart, combining academic, practical and production education opportunities for all ages from Kindergarten to High School, including the IB Diploma Program in Theatre. This comprehensive curriculum, aligned from Grade School through High School, gives students an opportunity to explore, create and become critically reflective thinkers and learners.
Village Repertory Theatre: For more than 20 years, our after-school Theatrical performance program has given students many wonderful opportunities to stage, produce and present musicals and pieces of dramatic theatre, experiencing live, and first-hand, the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd! Renamed Village Repertory Theatre (VRT) 5 years ago, our theatre in residence program produces more than 6 plays and musicals per school year and encompasses all ages.
Our Theatre Education program gives many opportunities for our students to experience theatre, theatre education and professional performers, workshops and master classes presented by some of the most well respected Theatre Companies, educators and performers from Houston, around the country and throughout the world. A few of the experiences our students were able to participate and engage in the past School Year have been: Master Classes with “Frantic Assembly”, Performance by: The Houston Grand Opera, Improvisation classes and performances with Yale’s “Exit Players”, Choreography Master Classes with Gavin King, and access to Digital Theatre+ . These experiences help enhance student’s personal exploration into their creative passions and to complement their Theatrical Education.