Our courses include Acting I and II, Public Speaking, and Performance I, II, and III for advanced acting study. Performance students present a variety of short plays in “out of the box” locations across the campus. An exciting new course developed is called Playwrights; students in the class explorie a wide variety of contemporary American plays through storytelling and script-in-hand readings. Also, for those interested in pursuing theater and performing arts at the college level, independent study courses may further allow you to explore your chosen art form. Cheshire grads have continued on to study acting at top-tier performing arts programs across the country.
For those who would like to try out for a play while at Cheshire Academy, auditions are held for each afterschool season. We produce comedies, dramas, and musical theater in both full-length and one-act formats. In addition, dancers can gather in our new studio for afterschool classes in both modern dance and ballet. CA dancers have had opportunities to perform in our musical theater productions.
So engage in character study based on the soliloquies of Shakespeare; write your own monologues derived from Mask work; or create a cast of characters based on center of gravity. Whatever your interest may be, we’re here to help you learn about yourself and explore newfound passions, both on and off the stage.