Chenery Middle School Theater Program

Lower School (grades 5 and 6) 

Lower School students are offered an after-school Theatre Workshop program that meets once per week throughout the school year. The focus is on fundamental acting, staging and playwriting, as well as confidence building. The program culminates in an informal presentation for their parents and/or classmates. The presentation might, for instance, be a short one-act original piece written and performed by the students in the program.

Upper School (grades 7 and 8) 

Seventh and eighth graders present an annual spring musical theatre production. Students are provided with opportunities not only on stage, but in set design, costuming, and other aspects associated with a major musical production. All rehearsals are after school.

Grade 8 Theatre Arts Elective 

The theatre arts class is designed to give students experience with both platform (or public speaking) and theatrical communication. Students explore a variety of speech styles, movement, and stage spots and scenes. A culminating performance is planned as part of this experience.