The Theatre training at Williamsburg Charter High School centers on fostering students’ self-confidence and self-worth through the practice and application of theatre technique. Stiving to guide each student in discovering his or her unique and authentic voice, the department offers a diverse course of study providing students with a set of tools and methodologies to approach various genres, styles and theatrical experiences. The classes focus on using the Actor Toolbox (Body, Voice, & Imagination) as a catalyst for students to gain technical command, increase confidence and develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, and socially.
Ultimately, the theatre classroom and productions serve as a conduit for self-discovery. We offer the students a sacred space to play in, a set of tangible tools to play with, and encouragement to own their artistry, and the power of their self-expression.
The Cornerstone of the Theatre Classroom is to “Be Weird, Don’t Feel Weird. Be Silly, Don’t Feel Silly.” Our goal is to shepherd inquisitive, passionate, eager, tenacious, and generous artists and individuals who will embark on their academic careers with a solid technique, a nourished sense of identity and a love for unending discovery.
In the Fall of 2018 the students of WCHS’ theatre department established the Mission Statement and vision of the program. These are the words and sentiments of the theatre students from WCHS.
William Shakespeare said,
“Some Are Born Great. Some Achieve Greatness, and Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon ‘Em”
As a member of The Williamsburg Charter High School Theatre Department we strive to:
Williamsburg Charter High School Theatre Department.
We ARE greatness!