Theater Arts

drama

Our goal is to clearly portray a biblical truth and/or Gospel message in every production. Students work together to for this common goal to create an arena in which God can work.

Students learn to overcome fear and have self confidence in front of an audience.

Our staff is comprised of professional Christian directors, actors, actresses, coaches and choreographers who have experience in film, on stage, commercials and voiceovers.

We have two major productions a year:

  1. At a community theater every Christmas
  2. Our annual Spring production.

Both are used as outreaches to our community; students also perform street drama, mimes, skits and monologues, all to glorify God.

Our curriculum consists of a myriad of sources including Bob Jones University textbook. Most of our plays are original.

One of the fantastic qualities of the Lighthouse’s drama and theater arts program is that unlike other schools, where students need to “try out” to be good enough to participate in a limited number of available positions, at the Lighthouse, all students are joyfully welcomed into the program.  Anybody who wants to try their hand at acting can be a part of the numerous plays and activities of the program.  The teachers behind the drama team work tirelessly to facilitate learning and fun, while professional actors regularly involve themselves by directing the plays and mentoring students.  For me, the theater arts program was a godsend.  When I started high school, I was just a scared little boy in a shell – insecure, nervous, and shy.  Through my active participation in the program and multiple plays, I flourished and developed an exceptionally strong sense of confidence and remarkable ability, and discovered a set of skills and a passion I never knew I had.  The program helped teach me to put on somebody else’s shoes and walk a mile.  When that meant putting on David’s sandals and facing Goliath in one play, the “real me” learned confidence and courage that I kept long after the curtains fell.  In another play, it meant putting on the shoes of a mentally and physically handicapped individual, and the “real me” began understanding what challenges and difficulties that situation must bring to a person’s life.  Today, whether I am making new friends at work, telling a story, giving a speech to small or large crowds, counseling someone, or arguing in mock trials at my law school, I regularly put the skills I learned in the theater program to real, practical use; I know for a fact that I am a much better, deeper, more expressive and empathetic person because of the Lighthouse’s drama program.  It was by far one of the best and most memorable activities of high school for me and for other students, so much so, that five years after graduating, my friends and I have returned time and time again to act and to coach younger students.  I cannot praise the program highly enough.

Rosty Gore (LCA Graduate)

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