Welcome to Jackson's Theater Class!


Why study theater? Is theater a truly academic course? Can a dedicated and sophisticated grasp of theater help me understand the world around me? Can anyone be a good actor? Have you ever seen good theater? Is theater dead now that movies are so popular?


Each and every day, we all negotiate an innumerable number of dramatic experiences. Drama is the interaction of human intentions. As we each possess differing desires and hopes conflict arises when these desires meet obstacles. It is when those obstacles lie in other people that true dramatic conflict is born. While this knowledge of theater can help anyone better understand a dramatic text or performance, it can also help us better navigate our everyday lives.


In this course, we will be studying four cross-sections of theater.

  1. Basic Theater History
  2. Basic Theater Terminology and Conventions
  3. Critical Dramatic Thematic Analysis
  4. Foundational Acting Skills.

Recent Announcements

  • PLAY DATES ANNOUNCED!!! Noises Off!Thursday and Friday May 22nd and 23rd 6:30 p.m.Saturday May 24th 3:00 p.m. The Little Theater West Side YMCA5 W 63rd St ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2014, 7:35 AM by Jackson Shafer
  • CAST LIST FOR NOISES OFF: Girls:Poppy: Kenny, FarzanaBelinda: Hira, JulissaBrooke: Angelica, SashaDotty: Ariella, AmeerGeneral Female Understudy: Taylor RosalesBoys:Selsdon: Dylan, Brian DFreddy: Anthony, FreddyTim: Fela, JosueLloyd ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2014, 10:33 AM by Jackson Shafer
  • Auditions for The School Play!!! Noises OFF!!! Auditions are Wednesday February 26th, 2014  Sign Up for an audition outside room 115A   IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE AUDITION YOU MUST TALK TO JACKSON!!! 9TH-12TH GRADERS ARE ENCOURAGED ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 3:50 PM by Jackson Shafer
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Oedipus Rex Website http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/oedipus.html Oedipus Rex Script and Resources 
Oedipus Monologue Speech http://plays.about.com/od/monologues/a/oedipusmono.htm Final Speech of Oedipus 
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