It’s all about drama!
With this year's P-Seminar production of Fahrenheit 451 the English Drama Group directed by Ines Baumer will have staged 18 plays since 2006. It all started by doing a self-written theater version of Louis Sacher’s children’s novel, Holes, in 2006 with a very enthusiastic 8th grade class determined to do English theater.
Doing English theater has helped many students to become more self-confident in speaking the English language along with schooling a variety of other important skills like teamwork, reliability, being able to present oneself or being able to improvise in difficult situations. It also gives students a chance to be creative in working on their roles by adding or changing scenes, costumes, and props. Through the years a great variety of plays have been staged in all genres from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Homer’s Odyssey (The Story of Agent ODC). Since 2011 a P-Seminar has been often offered in English theater for the upper division classes along with the English Drama Group (Wahlkurs) for younger students grades 8-10.
Here is a list of the productions we have produced up to date:
by Ray Bradbury
based on Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland
based on the short story by W.W.Jacobs
They're made out of meat
based on the short story by Terry Bisson
based on the Peter Hall rendition of Gerorge Orwell's classic tale
The Truman Show
The Story of Agent O
based on Homer's Odyssey
|Copies by Brad Slaight||2014 (P-Seminar)|
|Ten Little Pirates
adapted after Agatha Christie
|Asphalt Tribe by Morton Rhue||2013 (P-Seminar)|
|Much Ado about Nothing||2012|
|Sparkleshark by Phillip Ridley||2012 (P-Seminar)|
|The Wizard of Oz||2011|
|The Messenger by Markus Zusak||2011 (P-Seminar)|
|Romeo and Juliet||2010|
|The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde||2009|
|Holes by Louis Sacher||