We are thrilled to once again be partnering with Rebecca Lopkin and Envision Theater, the Premier Educational Theater Company of NJ and NY to run the Theater Department! This is the same company who runs the Envision Shakespeare competition. The Theater Department offers students many way to learn about and explore theater. Mrs. Lopkin will direct and produce a fall comedy and a spring drama. Envision Theater encourages all students with any level of experience to join either on stage as an actor or backstage (set, lights, sound design, stage management, or assistant director). Acting Students will work collaboratively using hands-on experiential techniques taught by theater professionals used to explore scene work, and character using classic theater training methodologies of Constantin Stanislavski, Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen. Tech students will learn how to properly light a show (focus and gel lights), run a light and sound board, set up mics, create underscoring and sound effect tracks, create sets and scenery. All students will learn special effects make up application as per needs of each show. In addition, students who compete the required hours of theater involvement - either on stage or behind the scenes, are eligible to be inducted into the International Thespian Society, a theater honor society for high school students. Students also attend two Broadway shows a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. A student directed and acted showcase of one acts plays as well as a junior elective, entitled- Acting and Directing for Film are also offered.