Sir John A. Macdonald has a number of drama courses that allow you to explore acting, directing, technical theatre, and video production.
- Grade 9 Drama, OPEN- ADA10
This course provides oppertunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions and techniques, using material from a wide range of sourses and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develope and understanding of themsesleves, the art form, and the world around them.
- Grade 10 Drama, OPEN- ADA20
This course provides oppertunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sourses from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responcibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on thie experiences.
- Grade 11 Drama, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREP- ADA3M
This course invites students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, interpret, research, and perform acting styles, conventions, and works of drama from various cultures and time periods. Students will also create original works and analyze and functions of playwright, director, acting, producer, designer, technician, and audience.
- Grade 12 Drama, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PREP- ADA4M
This course invites students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other texts and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures and will analyze how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their people skills.
- Annual School Productions – Past shows have included, ‘Annie’, ‘The Soundof Music’, and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
- Sears Festival – The SJAM theatre host this competitive, short play festival in March every year. Students often write their own plays.
- Arts Trip to New York – Students taking drama, art, or music have the oppertunity to take part in this action-packed trip to experience theatre, music, and art in this legendary city.