Mr. Christopher Kent, St. Mark's veteran Theater Arts teacher, gives his students a brief piece of music, instrumental, barely thirty seconds long. Dividing the class into groups of four, he asks each group to create a scene that tells a story, inspired by listening to that fragment of music, and which lasts only for the half-minute duration of the recording.
In addition to the Introduction to Theater course, Mr. Kent teaches an Advanced Theater Workshop and an English course "Writing for Actors" in conjunction with the Student-Directed One Act plays each spring. He also directs major productions in both the Fall and the Winter.
The Theater Arts curriculum at St. Mark's, first established in 1974, continues to thrive, to grow, to innovate, and to inspire.