The drama department at Hopkinton High School includes Public Speaking, Public Speaking II, and Passages, a course which introduces students to basic skills that will ensure a smooth transition from living at home to being on their own. Additionally there are extra-curricular theatre activities including a fall musical, a winter play, and the one-act festival in May
September 4 - 6
November 21 -24
- Public Speaking - 8950 Semester Course
- Public Speaking II - 89505 Semester Course
- Passages Semester Course
Public Speaking - 8950 Semester Course
Open to: Grades 9-12 2.5 credits
The emphasis of this course is placed on the study of communication and the practice of public speaking. The course includes practical application of speech communications in everyday life, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, self-awareness and self-confidence as well as looking at communications as story, as a form of education, and as a persuasive tool.
Public Speaking II - 89505 Semester Course
Open to: Grades 11-12 2.5 credits
Prerequisites: Public Speaking or permission from instructor
Building upon the foundational skills mastered in Public Speaking, students will further their development as a public speaker in a variety of settings. This will be done through a combination of speaking, writing, and reading assignments. Specifically, students will outline, develop, and deliver manuscript and extemporaneous speeches incorporating relevant sources. They will learn how to develop and deliver messages that are appropriate and effective for a variety of purposes and audiences. The course includes units on debate, media supported presentations, motivational speech, and creating a TED talk. Each student will be required to present a 10 - 13 minute memorized TED talk by the end of the semester to an invited audience.
Passages Semester Course
Open to: Grades 11-12 2.5 credits
While students may be well equipped intellectually to handle the demands of a rigorous college academic program, many are lacking the basic skills that will ensure a smooth transition from living at home to being on their own. This course will focus on helping students develop basic skills in the areas of general housekeeping, meal preparation, health and hygiene, budgeting and managing finances, negotiating public transportation and communication practices (both interpersonal and intrapersonal).
We are pleased to announce that the Fall Play this year is Peter/Wendy. There is an audition information meeting on Wednesday, September 12 from 2-3pm.
Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be Friday, September 21 from 2-4pm.
The cast list will be sent out via Google Classroom on Saturday, September 22. Rehearsals begin on September 25 and will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.
Additional rehearsals may be added as we get closer to the show. The Spring Musical this year will be Into the Woods. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23 with callbacks on Thursday, January 24. The dates of the Spring Musical are Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. Break a leg! Advisor is Ms. Porter. Actors are allowed up to 3 absences from rehearsal. If more than 3 rehearsals are missed, the student will no longer be a part of the show.