Theatre Program

While many of our students go on to careers in theatre, television and film, that’s not the primary goal for the AIS Theatre Program.

Through both the IB Theatre courses and our co-curricular theatre company, Atlanta International School Theatre Players, we strive to help students develop a lifelong passion for the arts as well as strengthen their ability to take risks, solve problems, collaborate, persevere, listen and empathize with others.

Curriculum

AIS’ IB Theatre curriculum, which becomes more structured and advanced as students progress through the Middle Years and Diploma Programs, offers a depth and breadth that goes far beyond performance.  

We help students become stronger public speakers and performers. But ultimately we create students who question and explore their other subjects as well as issues of global importance through the use of theatrical exercises, techniques and plays.   

Our students not only study works by established playwrights, but, more powerfully, they create their own theatrical pieces to examine important issues. They learn to use their own voices, both individually and as part of an ensemble, to solve real-world problems.

Atlanta International School Players

Our co-curricular theatre company, Atlanta International School Theatre Players, was launched by students and is fully run and operated by students.

Each year, we put on two Upper School mainstage productions, one Middle School mainstage production and three IB Diploma Program Theatre student showcases.

The productions selected encourage students to think about global issues and challenging topics. Through playing a role or participating in the production behind the scenes, students learn to work with others as well as empathize with characters and cultures different from their own.

Beyond being artists and craftsmen, our students become entrepreneurs. For each show, students oversee the business side of the production (e.g., marketing and publicity) as well as the technical side (e.g., lighting, set design and costume design). They hone skills, such as goal setting, time management, and accountability that equip them for success in school and beyond.

"The move to a more digital society has ironically meant that liveness, immediacy and negotiation of relationships are growing in importance in the education of young people. Schools have changed little to meet many of the changes occurring rapidly in society, but drama could be the catalyst to make these changes happen in many curriculum contexts. Drama has the capacity to meet those emerging needs, but also to connect people with a growing understanding of how they might act morally, ethically, sustainably and democratically in an ever-changing world”

- Michael Anderson, 'MasterClass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning'

AIS Theatre Season 2019 - 2020

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  • Upper & Middle School Fall Production

    Disney’s The Lion King JR
    Music and Lyrics by Elton John & Tim Rice
    Additional Music and Lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin & Hans Zimmer
    Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
    Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor
     
    Performances: November 14-15, 2019 at 7:00pm & November 16, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm in the LPAC
    Rated for All
     
    The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Nala, Pumbaa and Timon, Mufasa and Scar, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age story. This vibrant tale has captivated worldwide audiences. With Sir Elton John's music, dazzling costumes, and extraordinary talent, this is a show not to be missed. 
     
    Audition Preparation:  Click here for audition materials.
    Students may pick up a perusal script from the theatre office.
    Upper School Auditions: August 19, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
    Middle School Auditions: August 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
    All Callbacks: August 21 & 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
     
  • Upper School Spring Production

    One Man, Two Guvnors
    By Richard Bean
    Based on ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ by Carlo Goldoni
    Songs by Grant Olding
     
    Performances: April 23-24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., & April 25, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm in the LPAC
    Rated PG
     
    Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

    Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.
     
    Audition Preparation: TBD
    Students may pick up a perusal script from the theatre office.
    Auditions: January 21 and January 22, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
    Callbacks: January 23, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
  • Theatre Showcases

    Grade 12 IBDP Theatre: Collaborative Project Showcase
    December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC

    Grade 11 IBDP Theatre: Devised Theatre Showcase
    January 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC

    Grade 12 IBDP Theatre: Solo Theatre Piece Showcase
    March 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the LPAC
     

Theatre Staff

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Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12,
featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840