Dramatic Arts gives girls the opportunity to explore personal and relevant issues in a safe and stimulating environment. With this, comes the ability to express themselves formally and informally. The Dramatic Arts develop analytical thinking and creative problem solving and girls are be challenged to take risks emotionally, physically and intellectually. A fantastic skill learnt here is the ability to work independently as well as being able to work with a range of unique individuals. There is no doubt that this subject equips girls to deal with life.
Each year a School Play is presented which provides girls with the opportunity to explore their talent and versatility as actors. Dramatic Arts are not dependent solely on acting ability and confidence and the technical aspects of the subject such as set design, lighting, sound engineering and costume design are also explored. The subject is wide-ranging and plumbs the talents, overt or subtle, of our girls. In addition to the School Play, House Plays are staged which are directed by Senior Drama girls. These are a superb platform for the discovery of talent and the development of interpersonal skills and time management.We arrange regular theatre visits and the girls are required to write formal reviews and analyses of the productions. Our annual trip to the Standard Bank National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is a highlight of our year. Girls are exposed to a variety of theatrical forms and benefit from the workshops attended. Those who study Dramatic Arts are required to give of their time, energy and talent to enthral their audiences.