Theater

The Theater Arts Department is dedicated to teaching an in-depth, multilayered approach to the study of theater and its collaborative nature. Through acting classes, technical theater, and education as audience members, students learn to communicate and expand their imagination, creativity, thoughts, and emotions. In classes and productions, Lovett students discover self-discipline, self-motivation, self-esteem, and social interaction. They also experience a heightened sense of culture, an ability to make critical value judgments, and skills in acting and technical theater. The Theater Arts Department combines these elements to form a curriculum that allows students to explore and experience the theatrical world, instilling a lifelong love of theater.

 

The Upper School Theater Arts Program offers four levels of Theater Arts classes, as well as a playwriting and screenwriting course. Acting students explore a rich variety of techniques and skills through exercises, improvisation, scene study, and performance. Students study with guest theater professionals and are given the opportunity to participate in a trip to New York City. The Upper School produces two mainstage shows as well as one-act play, workshop, and video productions. Playwriting and screenwriting students learn to construct solid story outlines, bold characters, and believable dialogue. Writers are given several opportunities to have their work critiqued by panelists from the world of professional television, film, and theatre.

The purpose of the Middle School Theater Arts Program is to introduce students to the world of theater and the craft of the actor. By training their bodies as instruments, sharpening their senses, and expanding their imaginations, we provide these young people with the tools needed to proceed to the next level in the Upper School and to succeed in life, regardless of their vocation.

Georgia Shakespeare

The Lovett School is the first and only school in Atlanta to have a formal internship program with the professional theater company, Georgia Shakespeare. Currently entering it’s 24th season, Georgia Shakespeare has been nationally recognized both for its theatrical work and its outstanding educational programs. Lovett faculty and alumni have been working both onstage and backstage with this company for a few years now, but the creation of an official internship program is a first for both Lovett and Georgia Shakespeare. Rising juniors, current juniors, rising seniors, current seniors, and recent graduates have the opportunity to create a custom internship in carpentry, dramaturgy, stage management, lighting, sound, marketing, education, and more—depending on interests and background. This exciting program is sure to benefit both Lovett and Georgia Shakespeare as they continue to grow and thrive together.

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