PPA Acting courses will build the foundation for acting beginning with terminology, vocal exercises, body exercises, improvisations, speeches, monologues, scenes, commercials on camera and culminating with Monologue Night in January and Scene Day in May. In addition to the performance side, technical theatre will also be introduced with costuming, makeup, set design, lighting and sound technology, stage management and other aspects of theatre.  Since theatre is a communal effort, teamwork, listening skills, and the ability to take direction are necessary for success in this course. Additionally, there are special guest speakers, field trip(s), and other related activities.

Two major productions will be held in the John Armstrong Performing Arts Center each year.  These productions have open auditions for all L’Anse Creuse secondary students.

Auditions and Requirements

Teamwork, listening skills, ability to take direction, and participation every day are required in the Pankow Performing Arts (PPA) Acting Course.

All PA Acting Classes require an audition for admission into the program. PA Acting Classes are taught in a 2 period block with a grade appropriate English class. For detailed information regarding auditions, English curriculum, and the Acting Curriculum for each grade level, please click on the links in the upper left corner of this web page.

Acting Resources & Forms

Application for Acting/English
Monologues for 8th Grade Auditions
Information Sheet for 8th grade Acting Auditions

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 Pankow Performing Arts Acting Commercial

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