High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001


6th Period - Stage 2, Performing Arts Center 

Course Syllabus

Course Description:

This course is designed for students with strong interest and background in theatre arts. The class will include opportunities to study and work in all aspects of theatre production, including play writing, direction, technical production, multimedia performance and acting. Activities will function on a workshop format with students working individually and in groups on performance pieces. Students will also function as audience members for one another, offering constructive criticism based on knowledge and appreciation of the actor’s work.
Students are expected to participate fully in all class activities. There will be public performance two times per year in evening venues (one per semester) decided upon by instructor with student input. Students must participate in these performance opportunities. Dates of these events are set during the previous school year and cannot be modified. No alternate assignments will be given.  In addition to these performance requirements, other opportunities to both perform and attend performances will be presented.  Students will not be graded on these optional opportunities.
Attendance/Discipline Policies:
Students are expected to on time and prepared for class. All attendance and behavior policies outlined in the Olympia High School student handbook will be adhered to. In addition, the following specific policies will apply:
1 No food, or beverages except water are allowed in the Performing Arts Center and must be left outside the classroom or kept in bags. Violation of this policy will result in discipline according to regular school procedures.
2. Students will treat all costume, set and prop materials with care, making sure the playing space is restored to order at the end of the period.
3. Students are expected to wear or be prepared to change into loose-fitting, comfortable clothing which will allow participation in exercise, dance, stage combat and physical activities designed to enhance acting performance. “Drama clothes’ may be kept at school for this purpose if necessary.
Late and Make-up Work:
Upon returning from an excused absence, it is up to the student to check with instructor concerning missed assignments or lecture notes. If a student has an absence of more than two days and is a part of a scene being performed, the student may be replaced in the scene and substitute a memorized monologue of proportionate length upon return to class. There is no make-up work for mandatory performances. Students will be dropped from class if absences become a problem for rehearsal and performance of work.
All performances and written assignments will be assigned point values and assessed accordingly. Students will receive copies of assessment information at the time assignments are given. Progress report and semester grade will be based on percentage of total points earned.

Performance Dates for Advanced Theatre 2015-16

Unified College Auditions Oct. 15th   $40.00 (NOT a mandatory class event)

January 20 & 21st Devised Theatre Presentations (mandatory performance)        

February 4, 2016   Thespian Festival (NOT a mandatory class event)

March 10, 11, 16, 17th Dramafest   (mandatory performance)






OHS Drama Club

Drama club offers a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities for students enrolled in theatre classes. The link below will take you to the Drama Club Website!

OHS Drama Club