Cape Theatre Arts Academy Presents 4th Quarterly Performance

by Dave on May 22, 2010

The students of Cape Henlopen High School’s Theatre Arts Academy will take to the stage one final time this year on May 27 at 5:30 pm for their quarterly performance. The Academy’s four classes, comprised of over 40 students, tread the boards at the end of every academic quarter to showcase their talents and display the theatrical skills they have honed during that period. The students attend class three days per week and spend three weeks each in of the different units, ranging from movement and dance to play analysis to monologue and scene performance.

This term, both Level 1 classes spent a majority of their class time studying action within the context of monologues. All students in Level 1 will present their final monologue projects at the quarterly performance.

Movement was the main focus for the Level 2 class this quarter. Those students studied yoga with Ed and Wendy Harrold, owners of Comfort Zone Yoga in Lewes. A brief demonstration of these skills will be exhibited by the students at the performance, as well as another dance piece choreographed by Christa Pardocchi – “Steam Heat” from the musical The Pajama Game.

Level 3 students will perform one-act plays that they have studied and rehearsed with Clear Space executive director Ken Skrzesz. The four seniors will take on Sociability by Charles Dizenzo, while the three juniors will tackle Laundry and Bourbon by James McClure.

This performance is free and open to the public. Not only does this performance give community members the opportunity to witness first-hand the Academy’s curriculum at work, but it also allows students to showcase their growth in the program over the course of the school year. Senior Caitlin Wood boasts of her class: “It’s hard work, but I’ve learned so many skills from it! My teachers know me well and push me into trying new things.”

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