Grauer's Theatre Department presented the play "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani last Friday, May 26. The play was this year's Senior Theatre Project, and it featured the directorial debut of all the Grauer Seniors in the Theatre Department. The cast included all of the actors who played characters in "The Man Who Came to Dinner", which was the play presented by the Theatre Department earlier this year.
Theatre Arts Department
The Grauer School Theatre Arts department strives to create productions from various genres and eras that are fresh and unique. Through our forward thinking courses, students have the opportunity to embrace all types of leadership and roles such as actors, designers, writers and directors. Our Theatre Arts department aims to incite and excite the craft of theatre and always provide a safe space to collaboratively as well as individually create and appreciate.
Visual Art Department
The Visual Art Department is comprised of Studio Art, Photography, and Graphic Arts courses. We cover many mediums ranging from graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and digital, to 3-d mediums as well. We emphasize growth in concept, as well as technical skills and encourage students to step out of their comfort zone, experiment and love the process just as much as the final product. Intrinsic motivation is also emphasized in the department, encouraging students to bring and share their passions which helps drive this motivation and intellectual curiosity. The Visual Art Department offers flexibility and choices for our students within each class, and encourages cross collaboration within the overall Arts Department and into other departments as well (English, Science, Math, etc.).
The Grauer Music Department is a collaborative, hands-on program that fosters each student's unique relationship with music with an emphasis on performance, as well as the following: composition, theory, critical analysis, music history, technology, and the intersection of music with other disciplines. Our honors and internship programs allow students to explore individual musical topics of interest in depth. The small class sizes allow for each student to receive hands-on instruction on the instruments of their choice, and each student has important roles in smaller ensembles, rather than playing a small part in a large ensemble.
Congratulations to all of Grauer students who received awards at last Tuesday's Annual Awards Assembly! Awards presented at the Assembly included Attendance awards and grade-level departmental awards.