The theater program at Colegio Maya is designed for students to explore the craft of theater in all its areas and components, as well as learning how to collaborate and work together as a group. The business of theater is done by doing. Through games, research, discussions, acting exercises, productions, reflection and improvisation, students will explore and experience what it is like to put together a theatrical performance. The drama class will help students develop and reinforce 21st century skills, like creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership, and collaboration. Students will also learn and use theater vocabulary, dramatic elements, artistic perception, creative expression, aesthetic judgment and will be able to explore the importance of production and performance value. Students have opportunities to work both onstage and backstage, performing and producing for shows.
The drama department puts together musicals and plays after school that can be enjoyed by everyone in and outside the community.