This course provides students with an opportunity to take on roles and to create and enter into imagined worlds. Students will engage in social interaction and collaboration as they create, perform, and analyze drama. Through informal presentations and more formal performances, students will use drama to communicate their aesthetic and personal values. Students will develop their awareness and use of the elements of drama such as role/character, relationship, time, place, focus and emphasis, and tension to create dramatic works that are related to their personal interests and experience. In this course they will experience being performer, audience, playwright, technician, designer, and critic. They will also have the opportunity to develop the ability to interpret and comment on a range of drama works and activities and evaluate their own and others’ creative work.