The Theater Program at AIS gives students the opportunity to explore all areas of the arts, allowing them to realize and learn its collaborative nature. As the program advances through the curriculum, so do the opportunities to deepen and refine technique and skills utilized in all aspects of this art.
Middle School students have a full year of theater in grades five through seven and quarter-long classes in music and theater subjects in grade eight. Theater classes work on theater games and skills, improvisation, character development and theater history; in seventh grade, the girls focus on public speaking. The Upper School program reflects a two-strand emphasis on developing both the technical and dramatic expertise of each student. Both are highlighted in the first two courses, followed by the opportunity for focused concentration in the third and capstone courses.