The Theater Program is focused on two primary avenues of learning: the IB Theater Arts curriculum and the extensive production calendar. Students study in classes from grades 6-12 culminating in the IB Theater Diploma Program course, which meets every day for eleventh and twelfth grade students. Smaller productions are performed on campus, while the Mainstage shows are produced on prestigious stages around New York City. Dwight theater students experience a rigorous and rewarding program based on the professional model. Productions each season include classics, world-theater, and modern plays, as well as musicals and original student works. These productions and classes offer students the opportunity to develop specific individual interest while gaining invaluable practical experience in acting, musical theater, and stagecraft.
- Upper School productions performed on Off-Broadway stages
- Original Middle School productions performed for the rest of School
- Original productions at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August
- Student-run improv group
- Development and performance of original student works
- Annual all-school assembly dedicated to Visual and Performing Arts Awards
- Private professional acting coaching (available by special arrangement)
- Collaboration with New York Professional Theater companies
Enter stage right into a decadent domicile, with a plush, burgundy velvet pouf, and an ornate white settee. A harpsichord melody softly trills in the background, and soon, black-and-white frocked servants dance onto the scene. From its colorful characters to its social commentary, The Learned Ladies was a wonderfully acted romp that transported the audience to a 17th Century French chateau where trite Romantic poetry and pseudo-intellectualism rule the roost ... for now!
There was talent galore, lots of pizzazz ... and all that jazz!
I started theater when I was around nine, but my passion really kicked off when I got to Dwight," shares Bernardo Sequeira.