“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
Theatre programs at Northside are designed for ALL students—those with no prior acting experience and those with previous training. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) serve as the backbone for all curriculum development in the Fine Arts.
Theatre Course offerings:
Theatre, Grade 6
Theatre, Grade 7
Theatre, Grade 8
Theatre I – IV
Technical Theatre I – IV
Theatre Production I - IV
Each course level is a series of instructional units and is an integral building block for more advanced work. Beginning in middle school, emphasis is on creative drama, curriculum and instruction in seventh and eighth grades begins to focus on interpretation and performance as students gain a deeper understanding of theatrical elements, principles, and conventions. Grades ninth – twelfth grades provide students with opportunities to develop and apply knowledge of theatrical elements, principles, conventions, and skills, such as acting, directing, and design. All students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful in theatre through research, creative thinking, problem solving, and improvisation. Students work to understand and evaluate theatre performances, pursue theatre as an avocation, or study theatre at the college and/or professional levels.
Four Northside students have advance to State UIL Theatrical Design Contest at the Bass concert Hall in Austin.
UIL Young Filmmakers Contest
Theatre Teacher is also a producer
O'connor Theatre Teacher, Vanessa Garcia spent most of her summer working as co-producer and costume designer on a short film. The film Squeezebox by Sam Lerma be making it's world premiere on February 25th as part of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's 37th Annual Cinefestival, which is the longest running Latino Film Festival in the U.S!