The Skyline Drama Program is a nationally recognized training program by the American High School Theatre Festival for their outstanding commitment to artistic excellence in Theatre Arts, cross-cultural understanding, and social justice. We strive to meet every student at the creative junction where life experience meets ambition and intellectual curiosity in order to expose, nurture and challenge our students with a highly rigorous, ensemble project-based, pre-conservatory style training. The curriculum focuses on developing young artists, scholar, activists. We help the student find her/his own voice and know the power that voice can have within a community through creative exploration of social-political issues that impact our community through scripted, original plays, and civic engagement that humanizes those issues with intellectual rigor, fervent humanity, and vibrant imagination. We design bold opportunities for participation and unforgettable experiences, with rigor and striking physicality. We want to inspire people to envision a more just and humane world.
Essential foundational skills in acting and ensemble-based theatre making are combined with scene study, voice, movement, directing, play writing, devising original work, Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, critical reflection and the business of acting to emphasize the concept that theatre is a collaborative art form.
We offer a main stage season of plays, exhibition performances, private and public performances, a new works festival, senior showcase, and spring jury assessment.
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, CalShakes, Laney College Theatre Dept, Marin Shakespeare Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paul Dresher Ensemble, Shotgun Players, Theatre First
American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), CalShakes, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Theatre, Magic Oakland/Magic Theatre, Laney College Theatre Dept. Theatre First, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2019)
Work Based Learning
Guest Artists, Master Classes, Workplace Tours, Informational Interview, Career Exploration Visits, Job Shadows, Student Run Enterprise/Ensemble Performance Services, Service Learning, Mentorships, Project-Based Learning, Internships, Guided Practice and Mentorship at Fusion Theatre/Laney College, and Invitational Scholarship at ACT Young Conservatory, Theatre First collaboratorships, and community guest artistships
Originally commissioned and produced by American Conservatory Theatre Young Conservatory, Marisela Trevino Orta's A Place to Belong is a Bay Area story about speaking out, making space, the activism of a generation, and gentrification through the eyes of teens.March 7 -10, 2019Program Download pdf: coming soon