The Theater Program at Lyndon Institute combines course work with an extracurricular production program. The purpose of this year long, repeatable course is to give the student an increased appreciation of and additional experience in theater as an art form. Students will act, direct, and be technically involved in scenes, one-act plays, or full length production.
The class develops a wide range of performance skills using a variety of acting techniques from Stanislavsky, Meisner, Uta Hagen, Peter Brook, and other masters of acting technique. Class work includes monologues, 2 person and group scenes, vocal production, improvisation, movement, and the behind the scenes production of the school’s musical. Students will read, write, and evaluate plays as well as participate in peer critique forums.
Skills gained in this program are at a professional level − qualifying students for acceptance to excellent undergraduate theater programs and for work in amateur and professional theatrical productions.
The Lyndon Institute Theater Company is a dedicated group of actors, singers and dancers. A strong technical theater team (lighting, set design and construction, costumes) is behind the scenes. The Theater Company meets four to five times a week with three productions a year -- a musical in the fall; the Vermont State Drama One Act Play Festival in March; and a Student Showcase in May.