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Theater

The Pinewood Stage Company

Our award-winning students perform and compete throughout the school year on local, regional, and state levels.  Students are encouraged to compete in both group and in individual events to further their skills.  Participation in the school shows is also encouraged not only to further their skills but to create a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Pinewood Middle School students receive nine weeks of drama class each of their three years in Middle School.  They learn the basics of acting, lighting, scenic design, costume design, makeup design, puppetry, shadow plays, and so much more.  Middle School students may also choose the drama elective as part of our middle school enrichment program.  The elective Middle School group attends competitions and performs full-length productions.

The Lower School's very own theater ensemble produced their first play in 2015-2016, An Evening of Shakespeare. Grades 4 and 5 may participate in the Lower School theater group.

Elective courses begin in High School where students may choose Introduction to Drama, Advanced Drama, and Honors Play Production.  The Advanced Drama and the Play Production classes attend various state and national competitions sponsored by International Thespian Society, South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association, and Palmetto Dramatic Association.

Accolades:
  • Over the past six years, more than 70 students and groups qualified for International Thespian Society competition at the national level
  • State-level awards for original playwriting
  • Pinewood Stage Company has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland
  • Numerous in and out-of-state scholarships for acting, musical theatre, stage managing, and design
  • Numerous One-Act State Championships and superior ratings
  • Numerous Best Actress and Best Actor awards at State Championships
  • World premiered multiple plays for playwright Don Zolidis
  • College acceptances including American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York University, Pace University, Emerson College, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Elon University

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