In the Upper School, students have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of theatre projects both in and out of the classroom. Through all of these experiences, the drama department aspires to help students develop confidence and poise while promoting cooperation and teamwork within the framework of the theatre experience.
- In Group IX, students can elect to take an introductory acting course, which aims to hone performance skills while introducing students to a variety of different approaches to acting.
- Acting II and Honors acting courses delve into more advanced components of performance and scene work.
- A class in collaborative theatre, offered to juniors and seniors, is centered on the creation and development of original student work.
- Opportunities to participate in after-school productions are numerous and varied. Both Greenwich Academy and Brunswick produce fall and winter co-ed fully staged productions, with a musical and straight play each season.
Recent Upper School productions include:
- Sound of Music
- Secret Garden
- 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Raw Footage
- Annie Get Your Gun
In addition to the productions and classwork, Greenwich Academy students may also participate in the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition in the winter, or take part in our biannual trip to the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in early August, where we present a play for performance.