Course Description

In this class, you will embark on a transformative journey, honing your acting skills to a greater level of artistry. From intensive character development to cultivating a commanding stage presence, this course is designed for those who aspire to become not just performers but true agents to act, both on and off the stage. If that’s you, you’re in the right place.

In this class, we will:

• Dive deep into the psychology of characters.

• Uncover the nuances that breathe life into roles.

• Explore various techniques to portray complex characters authentically.

• Harness the power of presence on stage.

• Learn to command attention through body language, voice, and emotional depth.

• Cultivate the ability to captivate an audience with every performance.

• Explore the transferability of acting skills to real-life situations.

• Apply acting techniques to enhance communication and interpersonal skills.

• Develop emotional intelligence through acting exercises and self-reflection.

Students in this class collaborate on a compelling performance to showcase the culmination of their skills in an after-school staged production of a play.

Those interested in auditioning can reach out to Miss. Mayfield.

Course Details

Advanced Drama

Eighth Grade   Ninth Grade Tenth Grade Eleventh Grade Twelfth Grade


Term 1: Presence in Life & on Stage
• Unit 1: Theatre Crash Course
• Unit 2: Presence on and off the stage

Term 2: Character Development
• Unit 3: Elements of Character Building

Term 3: How We React
• Unit 4: To Act or ReACT?

Term 4: Putting it All Together
• Unit 5: The Transformative Power of Theatre
• Unit 6: Audition Workshop

The above unit outline is subject to change. Depending on the needs of the class, Miss Mayfield may spend more or less time on certain units to help take each student to the next level of their skill sets.

There are no required texts for this course.

Ms. Micole Mayfield

Micole graduated with a Bachelors in Communication: Public Relations from Brigham Young University. Ms. Mayfield is thrilled to be teaching at the new AHS campus in Salt Lake City. As someone who has seen how Drama can positively affect every aspect of someone’s life, she is excited to share her passion with her students. Micole has been performing and working in theater for over 15 years. She has seen how drama engages students with literature in a way that simply reading printed words cannot. When we use drama skills to study literature and history, we help students to engage interactively with the past, to re-enact and explore historically significant moments, situations and events, and meet historical characters.