School of Performing Arts

Drama Class

About

What time will the class meet?

Thursdays 3:40–5:00 pm (6th–12th Grade)

The class will meet for 15 weeks in the Fall semester and 15 weeks in the Spring semester.

What do students learn in this class?

The drama class is designed to equip students with oratory and acting skills. The class is not designed to produce a production, but rather to dive deep into skills such as character portrayal, conveying emotion, speaking confidently and convincingly, interacting with other actors/actresses, scene blocking, improvisation, and much more. They will design small scenes together in class and possibly perform a scene for parents at the end of the semester. For questions about the class, please contact the SPA office.

Who can participate in the Drama class?

It is open to students in 7th–12th grades who are interested in developing or growing theatre skills.

Teachers

René Cave

René Cave is excited to be a teacher at Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts. She has spent more than 35 years teaching and directing. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Communication Arts from the University of Memphis. Most recently, she taught middle school drama in the classroom for 16 years and directed shows for middle and upper school at Evangelical Christian School. She has taught or directed more than 1500 students. She has directed at Central Church, Grace Evangelical Church, Briarcrest High School, all ECS campuses, and various performing arts studios. She has been nominated twice for “Best Director” for the Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards.  René has a deep love for her students and says that creating excellent art for the glory of God is always her ultimate goal.