From our first production of Little Mary Sunshine in 1966 to 2015’s The Crucible, Divine Child’s Theatre Department has been developing award-winning thespians and thrilling audiences with Broadway productions. Our alumni have gone on to study theatre at The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, and other top-rated national theatre programs.
Today, Divine Child’s Theatre Department is thriving, with hundreds of Falcons taking part in our epic productions. Our newly renovated auditorium boasted full-houses for both our Fall Drama production of The Crucible and our Spring Musical production of The Phantom of the Opera.
Current Actors and Crew
Acting 1 and 2
Students are exposed to the performance aspect of theatre through mime, improvisation and character development. Emphasis is placed on the use of the body as a tool for effective communication and on interpretive vocal qualities. Acting 2 is an intensive study of stylistic movement, acting with accents, and extensive character development. Students perform scenes from classic and modern drama.
Students study the literary structure of drama through the writing of short, one act plays. The class creates plays to be performed and for eventual publication through contests and submission to the ITS publication, Dramatics.
Intro to Theatre Tech
A hands-on introduction to the understanding, design, crafting, and execution of theatrical productions. Students gain experience in set design and construction, painting, lighting design and hanging, costume and make-up design, and sound design.
Students gain hands-on experience by working on the technical crew for Divine Child High School productions. Crew assignments are drawn from a variety of production opportunities in the areas of scenery construction, sound, lighting, and props. Students learn each position of a technical theatre crew and how to utilize the tools and equipment needed to construct a theatre set for a given production.