Dramatic Arts

Drama occupies an important place in the school’s curriculum. It provides each boy an opportunity for personal growth and development.

Along with the theoretical aspect of the subject, there is also a strong emphasis on the development of young actors and theatre practitioners. As part of the practical component, boys are trained in acting, voice, movement, physical theatre, stagecraft and poetry. The theory component includes theatre history, play texts (from both European and South African playwrights) and vocal theory.

Each boy is invited to take part in the various productions and plays, as well as showcase their class work.

The school enjoys excellent results in the field of the Arts and combined with the successes of Old Boys like Steven Stead and Damon Beard – Dramatic Arts contributes to the success and holistic development of the individual.

Boys who take drama excel in the fields of Law, Medicine and Business. Drama espouses skills like communication, leadership, time management, negotiation, conflict resolution, teamwork and self-discipline.

Through developing confidence and self-esteem, boys are more equipped to face the rigours of both tertiary study and the working world.