Acting classes at SBA are structured to guide students from the basics of acting to more complex means of expression. Earlier classes focus on acting games and exercises, light improv, and exploration of the body, the voice, the face, and the senses. As classes progress, students move into monologue, dialogue, emotional exploration, and eventually writing, directing, and designing. Any student with a desire to learn more about acting and the process of theatre is welcome to sign up for these classes. Students are expected to take all material seriously, and to approach all work with dedication, enthusiasm, and an eagerness to grow.
Technical Theatre classes at SBA are the backbone of set construction, lighting design, sound, and various other technical aspects of all productions at the school. Students are expected to build, paint, invest hours toward shows after school, and must be part of the stage crew for every production throughout that given semester. This class is for hard working students who want to help to build and enhance the theatre program.