Explore the incorporation of the dramatic arts across our divisions, from Early Childhood through Upper School.
Drama in the Upper School is a fun and sophisticated exploration of all aspects of theatre-making. Both embedded in the curriculum and available to students as a co-curricular activity, our Upper School Theatre Program features an active schedule of annual productions and opportunities for students to train in the many disciplines of theatre arts.
Students can study dramatic literature, playwriting, acting, directing, technical theatre, physical theatre, and film.
The focus of the Theatre Arts Program in the Middle School is to balance introductory skill development with community and character building. The program engages Middle School students in new forms of creative expression, while developing and reinforcing positive relationships among their peer group. It’s physical. It’s communal. And it’s fun!
There are multiple opportunities to participate in theatre in all of our Lower School classes, from kindergarten through fifth grade.
All plays and musicals are the result of the talent and effort of our classroom teachers and Lower School music faculty. The focus of our Lower School theatre program is on drama as a learning experience. Our goal is to provide all of our students with opportunities to develop their self confidence and creativity.
The Class of 2024 proudly performed “WRKING,” a multi-media adaptation of “Working.”
GFS Theatre presented this year’s Poley Festival, an annual celebration of student work in theatre, film, and dance.
In January, our ninth- and tenth-grade Acting Methods students gave a virtual performance of Ruckus in the Garden by David Farr.
GFS Theatre gave a live, in-person theatrical performance of Bread & Circuses, an outdoor ‘street-theatre’ festival.