Theater 1 is the foundation course for all theater courses here at WCTA. Here, students will learn
to become comfortable with being on stage
The basics of building a character
Scenes and duets
The required book for this course is Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Lenney All students in Theater 1 are required to see a show each quarter and perform at 1 open mic per semester. Tickets for all main stage shows can be purchased online.
Google Classroom Code= 56q7qp3 Remind Code= @wctath1
In this course students learn all of the behind the scenes knowledge needed to build and run shows in our space. In addition, Theater Technology is a recognized CTE course. Students taking three years of this course will be given an end of course exam. Passing this exam will allow students to obtain college credit at CSN or Truckee Meadows college that is transferable to colleges such as UNLV and UNR.
Recommended books for this course include The Backstage Handbook by Paul Carter Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production by Rita Kogler Carver