Theater

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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


LEADERSHIP

Terry Christgau
Director of Advanced Master Theater Program
Director of Upper School Theater Productions


Kim Guzowski
MYP and DP Theater Teacher


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