With the goal of preparing students for entry into professional or university programs, ArtQuest Theatre Arts is designed for students who wish to become actors and theatre-makers. Entry requires a successful audition and interview.
This program asks students to engage in rigorous daily physical and vocal exercises. Students gain confidence, learn technique, expand vocal and physical range, and make bold choices. Self-motivation, and discipline are demanded of Theatre Arts students, who are asked to learn lines quickly, read and analyze scripts, share and apply real-life experiences, and risk their self-image. Theatre Arts students must participate as members of a greater ensemble, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the dramatic arts. This ensemble works as a theatre company, producing challenging works of art, while learning, growing, and testing their limitations.
Students will begin to identify and apply all major aspects needed for the creation of believable characters. Voice production and physical transformation is a daily part of the training.
Students train in a conservatory, process–oriented environment, deepening emotional availability, character relationships, sense memory and physical connectedness. Students will be introduced to the Suzuki Method of Actor Training.
Students work exclusively on producing theatrical works. Students move very quickly through a series of productions, including annual participation in the Lenaea Theatre Festival
Fourth-year students are allowed to request entry into this course, which is taught concurrently with the Company Class.
This class has been removed from the program and we are working to have it reinstated.
2018 Lenaea Festival Awards
ArtQuest @ Santa Rosa High School is now scheduling appointments to shadow in their Award-Winning magnet program for the Visual and Performing Arts. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a first hand glimpse of the amazing range of art specialties offered.
Level 2 & Company:
Calendar of Events
1. Complete an ArtQuest Entry Packet. These are available at the following locations:
2. Schedule your audition after your Entry Packet has been processed.
3. Prepare your audition.
4. Present your audition!