Theatre Arts

In the Foundation Academy Drama Program, it is our aim to provide a safe, Christian environment for the students to use their talents to glorify God. In a world full of darkness, God calls us to use the gifts he’s given us to be a light. “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:16) 

Lower School (K-6)

The elementary drama program at Foundation Academy is open to any 2-6 grade student that loves to sing, dance, act, and move.  Auditions are in the fall and spring and there are usually between 50-60 students involved in each production.  Elementary drama performs a Christmas musical in December and a spring musical in April.  There is a strong focus on choral singing as well as acting.  This is an after school activity that practices 2-3 times a week.

Upper School (7-12)

Drama classes are offered for Middle and High School as electives. Two major productions are done each year. The productions can range from musicals to studio theater productions. Students can join the Thespian International Society and compete with other drama programs in the area.

Some of the past productions include The Diary of Anne Frank, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, You Can’t Take It with You, Disney’s High School Musical JrThe Glass MenagerieCagesGodspellThe Importance of Being ErnestThe Two Sides of DarknessThe Wizard of Oz and Seussical the Musical. A summer program is offered for aspiring thespians to sharpen their acting skills.

Program Highlights

Foundation Academy provides many opportunities for students to get involved with Theatre Arts. On both the Tilden and Plant Street campus, Foundation’s drama program encourages students to channel their creativity into performance through a variety of opportunities. If your student is interested in performing on a competitive level, Foundation Academy’s Thespian Troupe might be for you. For more information on the Theatre Arts, please refer to these links.

School Involvement

The elementary drama group performed songs in their chapel service and participated in the Winter Garden Christmas Parade on a float.

Drama classes

Hands-on classes are offered to students each semester, covering subjects like stage acting, set design, prop creation, theatre etiquette, costuming, improvisation, with audition workshops 

Performance opportunities 

Opportunities are provided for students to participate in at least two major productions within the year, ranging from musicals to studio theatre. 

International Thespian Society

Students are encouraged to join ITS and participate in competitions with other drama programs in the area

Theatre Arts Faculty

Laurylyn Smith

Upper School Instructor / Choir & Drama

laurylyn.smith@foundationacademy.net
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Headshot of Cynthia Kime - Lower School - Music & Drama Instructor

Cynthia Kime

Lower School/Music & Drama Instructor

cynthia.kime@foundationacademy.net
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Student Testimonials

“Mrs. Smith, our drama teacher, is great to work with and she has a lot of great ideas. The drama program is continually reaching for higher ground”

Taylor Arbital, Senior Theatre Arts Student, Class of 2021

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