Villa Maria offers a variety of opportunities to work both on and off campus, including both a scheduled class and extra-curricular activities.
Theatrical Production and Design Class
The Theatrical Production and Design Course allows the young artists of Villa Maria to bring to life a full-scale theatrical production every fall semester. This rigorous semester course is a complete immersion in the world of theatrical production. Students choose a theatrical work to produce over the course of the semester. Students work in all areas of the production, which include the following: actors, stage manager, assistant director, technicians, and designers (costume and set). The finished production is performed at the end of the semester.
All students, regardless of interest, take part in an audition to cast the show at the end of the current school year. Students also have a summer assignment involving their role in the production. Throughout the course, guest speakers and theatrical performances enhance a student’s view of the theatrical world.