Our students are blessed by the talents of playwright and teacher, Miss Elizabeth Booman, who writes, choreographs, and directs original plays for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School.
Why Theater at Holy Trinity?
Is it coincidence that Ancient Greece, the first purveyor of truly ‘classical’ education, was simultaneously the first purveyor of true theater?
We think not.
The Greeks’ love of philosophy and literature and history were perfectly expressed in their numerous dramatic masterpieces.
Theater, then, is an inseparable part of a classical whole. It is a mode of artistic expression that allows its partakers to scale the heights and plumb the depths of story-telling in a way that would otherwise be left unexplored.
At Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, we believe that this often untapped resource of classical expression is paramount to the classical model. Some, but by no means all, key benefits of Theater are:
Theater Teaches Public Speaking
Theater gives students the confidence, technique, and stage-presence needed to be successful orators, even outside the theatrical world.
Theater Fosters Self Expression
Theater allows its actors the freedom to experiment with the many facets of the human spirit: the comedy, tragedy, and drama in each of us are recognized and explored in theater.
Theater Fires the Imagination
No other art form can so completely involve a child in a story, because no other art form invites the child to be part of the story! The imagination is given room to explore and grow as the actor explores and grows within the story.
Past Holy Trinity Productions
- Where Love is, There God is Also by Leo Tolstoy
- The Happy Prince by Oscar Wild
- A Child Shall Lead Them (classical vignettes, from Romeo and Juliet to A Christmas Carol
- The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- Hey, Handel! Have you written your Messiah? (the life and works of George Fredric Handel)
- The Lost Princess by George MacDonald
Parent volunteers are also an essential to the theater program, sewing and designing costumes for each production, assisting with technical aspects, as well as providing themed food and refreshments during intermission.