As the lights go up, a flurry of red fabric swirls onstage. A chandelier overhead illuminates the clear pool below as the actresses arrive, lower their feet into the water, and begin to speak.
The first objective of the theatre experience is to train fine communication skills. No other experience better instills self-confidence and self-esteem than presenting oneself well in front of an audience and receiving deserved praise. Therefore, every student in kindergarten through eighth grade participates in a well-rehearsed, finely tuned, annual class play. Additionally, our high school students have several Performing Arts opportunities available to them throughout the year. Directors train students in the effective use of voice, face, and body in order to represent oneself in a dynamic manner. These communication skills, and the resulting self-confidence are invaluable assets for life. The second objective of our theatre program is to provide a venue for some students to excel outside of the academic or athletic arena. The goal is that every student has a place in which to feel a sense of accomplishment and success.
Twelve of our Visual Arts students spent last weekend hiking, creating, and bonding in Portola Redwoods State Park.
Pinewood Performing Arts is pleased to present Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses during the month of October. Purchase your tickets today!
Considering our strong foundation, it’s no wonder that Pinewood students’ academic achievements match or exceed those of any school in the area. And with the guidance of our comprehensive, expert-led college counseling program, our students go on to attend the finest colleges and universities in the nation.