The Hathaway Brown Upper School theater program is based on the belief that students grow in skill and confidence in a curriculum that supports exploration and risk-taking. Stanislavski and Chekhov techniques are the primary sources used for actor training. The college-level program allows students to acquire a full spectrum of training, from the essential acting fundamentals to advanced techniques, from the classics to the contemporary, in courses such as Acting the Part, Black Box Ensemble
, and Improvisation
. For those interested in technical theatre, courses are taught in all aspects of stagecraft, including lighting, sound, set design and construction. Performance opportunities abound for both the actor and the techie, whether in the Ahuja Auditorium or in the experimental Black Box Theatre. Studies are further enhanced with guest artists from national and local theaters and universities, and with theater-designed trips such as to London, New York and other worldwide destinations. Please click here
to learn about performance opportunities outside the classroom, including the annual Student Playwriting Festival.