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Kate Elizabeth Dirrigl, Theatre Director

Ms. Dirrigl has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she was also the president of Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre Honor Society). She has performed on stage, in short films, and in commercials in Texas and Florida. While in Texas, she was a member of The Sleepy Border Town Insomniacs, which produced a documentary theatre piece, "Crawling with Monsters." This piece won Best in Show at the 2012 Houston Fringe Festival. Locally, Ms. Dirrigl has acted in productions at The Laboratory Theater of Florida and Ghostbird Theatre Company. She has also taught theatre classes for Florida Repertory Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, and The Laboratory Theater of Florida.


Acting and Theatre Programs include Acting 1, Acting 2, and Advanced Theatre.

In Acting 1 and 2, students learn the foundations of acting, including movement for the stage, breathe support, and articulation. By participating in structured improvisational games, students will become comfortable performing and speaking in front of people. Acting 1 places an emphasis on self-esteem building and conquering stage fright. In Acting 2 students apply skills they learned into performance in the form of monologues, duet scenes, and reader's theatre. Students begin to explore various performance theories, such as Stanislavski and Meisner. 

In Advanced Theatre, students use skills learned in Acting 1 and 2 and are given more creative control of their performances, including selecting performance material and playwriting. Students will also explore technical theatre, including design (lights, sound, costumes, set) and duties (stage management, directing). Students in Advanced Theatre work collaboratively with one another and frequently peer teach. 

 


 





 

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