A successful theatre student is a complex individual who is better prepared to compete in a modern, creative, and collaborative educational and work environment. The Firestone Theatre experience is designed to provide hands-on learning that is directly applicable to other curricular subjects and to practical, real-world situations.
Acting & Foundation Classes
Students practice the craft of acting in a safe and supportive environment. A physical style of acting is emphasized as students work on character and scene study as well as improvisation and acting styles. Students also study foundation subjects such as playwriting, film, directing, and scenic design.
Technical and Design Classes
Students practice a wide range of technical and design elements as they learn basic skills in carpentry, lighting, sound, costumes, props, and stage management. All students are required to develop technical and design skills and contribute to the creative process with a number of crew hours each semester.