The UNIS Theatre Department offers a progressive curriculum that promotes artistic exploration, specialized training, and interdisciplinary exchange to a diverse group of students in grades Pre-K-12. Through hands-on experience and theoretical study, the department provides innovative learning opportunities that inspire creative change and imaginative experimentation.

This program celebrates the unique international community of our school through cross-cultural and multilingual workshops, fully produced plays and musicals, multi-media performances, and new work by, about and for people from across the globe.

Our Team

Jack Dod: Junior School and M3, Theatre Coordinator, jdod@unis.org

Timothy Hall:  M1, M2, M4, thall@unis.org

Kiara Downey: Tut House and IB, kdowney@unis.org

Curriculum Overview

Always maintaining the UNIS Mission, the UNIS Theatre curriculum follows the New York State Standards for the Arts and is a challenging journey that offers both breadth and depth of content and skills while highlighting student voice and choice.

Opportunities for Students

There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in all aspects of theatre in both curricular and extra-curricular contexts. From acting in a main stage production to run crew to lighting design to front of house and marketing, if you as a student are interested, the Theatre Department is here to serve. Please contact your respective division level teacher for more information. There is also potential to earn IB Community Service hours for particular jobs and work.

 

Master Classes and Guest Performances

The department is blessed to have the wealth of talent of New York City available. Master Classes, workshops, and special events are offered throughout the year. These are advertised to the affected students and over social media when available. Past master classes have included:

  • Play creation with Jack Noseworthy
  • Stage Combat
  • Devising with Frantic Assembly
  • Puppetry with Robert Thaxton-Stevenson
  • Musical Theatre Dance with Jake Elvig and Madeline McBroom
  • Workshops with the New Victory Theatre, Tectonic Theatre Project, Classic Stage Center, and many more!

UNIS Theatre Performances