Twelfth Grade Theatre
The twelfth grade students begin their year in theatre with scenes from a play that underline the Michaelmas theme of the year (recent themes have been forgiveness, compassion, honor, and commitment) and are offered as a focal point of the Michaelmas Festival.
Twelfth Grade Play
The senior play is a modern drama that raises thought-provoking themes, the in-depth experience of which we would like those particular students to take with them into adulthood. Whereas in earlier grades the director has cast the plays, the twelfth graders work together as an ensemble – for as long as it takes – to both satisfy their personal desires for roles and meet the needs of the characters, resulting in a powerful piece of theatre. This process, which takes place during the leadership retreat, echoes and reinforces central spirit of the senior year at Tara.
This play will stand as a point in my life, an event that I can look back on and remember. I feel that such an opportunity to work so closely, so entirely and so deeply on a production will not present itself again. I have been given all the tools to be an actor, and while I feel that my talents and passions may be better suited elsewhere, I am satisfied to think that these tools can be applied to daily life. After all, ‘Drama is life with all the boring parts taken out!’
Twelfth Grade Student