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Introduction to Theater

As an introduction to theatre, students become acquainted with the history  of the theatre and various significant plays. Areas of technical production, such as make up, lighting, costuming, and set design are studied. Students  will encounter contemporary acting practices, guided by well-founded theological anthropology, and solidified through the performance of monologues and ensemble performance. Participation in extracurricular theater performance is recommended but is not required or guaranteed. Students can take this course multiple times, with additional credits being granted as Advanced Theater.

About the Teacher

Christian Fernandez has been teaching in Northern Virginia since 2017. He received his B.A. in Literature from Patrick Henry College and his Master of Letters in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. While in graduate school, he interned and worked with actors, directors, and personnel of the American Shakespeare Center. He has taught for Lighthouse Drama (2017) and led multiple Patrick Henry College Teen Camps: Shakespeare on Stage (2018, 2019), Speech (2020, 2021, 2022), and Theater (2021, 2022). In addition to teaching at ECS, Christian works as an Adjunct Professor of Classical Liberal Arts at Patrick Henry College and teaches theater classes for Jupiter Theater Company. 

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