“Theatre is a dynamic, collaborative and live art form. It is a practical subject that encourages discovery through experimentation, the taking of risks and the presentation of ideas to others. It results in the development of both theater and life skills; the building of confidence, creativity and working collaboratively.
The IB Diploma Programme theater course is a multifaceted theatre-making course of study. It gives students the opportunity to make theater as creators, designers, directors, and performers. It emphasizes the importance of working both individually and collaboratively as part of an ensemble. It offers the opportunity to engage actively in the creative process, transforming ideas into action as inquisitive and productive artists.
Students experience the course from contrasting artistic perspectives. They learn to apply research and theory to inform and to contextualize their work. The theater course encourages students to appreciate that through the processes of researching, creating, preparing, presenting and critically reflecting on theatre— as participants and audience members—they gain a richer understanding of themselves, their community and the world.
Through the study of theater, students become aware of their own personal and cultural perspectives, developing an appreciation of the diversity of theater practices, their processes and their modes of presentation. It enables students to discover and engage with different forms of theater across time, place and culture and promotes international-mindedness.”
— Theatre Guide, p 6.