Drama in the Lower School is comprised primarily of grade-wide theatrical presentations. Each year, students in Sixth through Tenth Age perform a class play in front of the entire Lower School and their invited guests. Our Fifth Age students also perform for Grandparents Day and other class-specific events.
It is the intent of these performances to allow students to express their creativity and passion for the dramatic arts in addition to gaining the important experience of speaking in front of a large crowd, projecting one's voice, and working together as a team. For students with a special interest in the dramatic arts, we offer an optional after-school Drama Club.
Drama in the Middle School seeks to have students embrace the fact that there are no small parts, while further developing listening skills and their ability to work as part of an ensemble. Calvert has put on everything from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown to Shakespeare to more modern mystery comedies.
The Black Box Theatre is an actor's space, so productions are chosen with an eye to giving every participant the opportunity to shine. Not only do students work as actors, they also design and build the set and props, make costumes as needed, and learn how to stage lights and sound. Drama is offered as a full semester course in both Seventh and Eighth Grades, and is part of the Fine Arts rotation in Fifth and Sixth Grades.