Through both the International Baccalaureate Theatre courses and our Secondary School co-curricular theatre company, Atlanta International School Theatre Players, we strive to help students develop a lifelong passion for the theatre. As well using theatre training to strengthen their ability to take risks, solve problems, collaborate, persevere, listen and empathize.
Many of our students go on to study or have careers in theatre, television and film, following their involvement in the AIS Theatre.
The IB Theatre curriculum at AIS offers a depth and breadth, far beyond performance.
We help students become strong public speakers and explore 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 they create their own theatrical pieces. They learn to use their own voices, 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 run and operated by students.
Each year, we put a range of hugely popular Upper and Middle School main stage productions and IB Diploma Program Theatre student showcases.
The productions encourage students to think about issues and challenging topics and, through playing a role or participating in the production behind the scenes, learn to work with others. They also develop empathy for a broad range of characters and cultures different from their own.
Beyond being artists and craftspeople, for each show, students oversee the production including marketing and publicity, as well as the technical side - lighting, set and costume design. They hone goal setting and time management skills, and accountability, equipping them for success in school and beyond.