Acting on stage is an all encompassing process that involves collaborative actions, creativity and critical thinking skills to enable social discourse, dialogue and potential social changes. It encourages students to study societal problems, examine social issues in the mirror and attempt to find solutions when they get into the characters they role model. Social and physical interaction are key components of theatre, the genre is what makes this challenging.
At Capstone High, our Theatre sessions focus mostly on developing the creative side of the brain through script writing, stage setting, prop making and also helps develop their communication skills, self confidence, leadership skills (including self and team management). Performers bring the text alive by using voice modulation, facial expressions, and some gestures which helps them develop public speaking skills, an essential 21st century skill enabling them to be effective communicators.
Capella is the annual event hosted by Capstone High,where the students across grades come together to showcase their learning in drama, visual arts, music and dance through captivating performances. Through this event all our students get an opportunity to perform in theatre productions and help out behind the scenes in prop making and script writing. Studying Drama and Performing Arts not only engages the creative side of their brain but also helps to develop their communication skills, self confidence and ability to work in collaboration with a team.
In the year 2020 the students of grade 6 to 9 are performing an adapted version of Midsummer Night’s Dream” written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest poet and playwright. Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” is a comedy of errors, which revolves around hilarious quarrels brought on by mistaken identities and coincidence. We chose to present this play because we believe that studying Shakespeare’s work gives our students an exposure to world’s finest literature and will help them improve their ability to express their understanding, ideas and emotions more lucidly.
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