Theatre Sports and Improvisation
An Essential part of Student Development
Drama plays an integral role in the core developmental qualities, creative expression and confidence levels of students. The in-class drama programme at St Andrew’s is carefully structured to promote skills both in high-level performance and critical understanding. Drama in the Junior School curriculum helps basic problem solving, negotiating and awareness-raising. In Middle School and Senior college drama electives (where drama is offered for bot HSC and IB) classes help develop highly articulated reflection and emotional intelligence.
Our excellent reputation in the performing arts is supported by a range of co-curricular ensemble performance opportunities for secondary students alongside competing theatre sports and improvisation teams. Our teaching team draw from acting, technical and improvisation backgrounds, having worked with the Bell Shakespeare Company, Impro Australia, Explosive Minds and the Las Vagas Comedy Show.
St Andrew’s secondary drama students perform in the School’s in-house black-box theatre, as well as highly professional venues across the city, including the Enmore Theatre, ATYD, NIDA and the Sydney Opera House.
Our students often participate in workshops run by qualified actors, both during school and in holiday periods, as well as programmes by the University of Sydney. In 2013, we are launching our first Drama Tour to New York and Chicago.