One Theatre. One Family.
Theatre Director: Ms. Jessica Magers-Rankin
KCHS theatre instructor Jessica Magers-Rankin is an award-winning actor with over 25 years of theater training and experience. She has worked and studied in New York City (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), the San Francisco Bay Area and Knoxville, TN.
Students in the theatre program learn theatrical vocabulary, elements and conventions, as well as, play form and structure, improvisation and creative thinking. Advanced students move into strategies for evaluating theater experiences and scene study. Other aspects of theatre include:
• Movement and physical acting
• Audition technique
• Character development
• Monologues and songs
• Musical scene study
• Vocal performance technique
• Music theory
In addition to theatre, the Coffee House Committee produces a yearly concert series produced and performed entirely by students. Coffee house is open to any KCHS student interested in the performing arts!