The Oakland Tech Drama department focuses on modern and classical theatre training with the goal of building personal integrity and strong community. Beginning and intermediate drama students learn theatre skills such as: vocal training, improvisation, text analysis, playwriting, character development, physical theatre, and spoken word. Advanced students are a part of the pre-professional student ensemble, OakTech Rep that focus is the production of Oakland Tech’s play productions. Recognized for the last 6 years as one of the top high school theatre programs in the U.S. by the American High School Theatre Festival, OakTech Rep specializes in original, collaboratively created productions that are both timeless to the human condition and relevant to our times.
In this class, students will learn to use their bodies, voices, and develop their writing to express their ideas and perform meaningful works of theatre. Students in drama class work together, sweat together, and create together in the “empathy gym” of theatre.