The theater program at Brighton continues to flourish! At the high school level we offer course work in both acting and directing as electives. Students explore what is Truth in Acting and the Community of Theater. The curricular program is closely aligned with ELA standards and sequentially builds on aspects of the use of movement, voice, and choice to inform students' performances.
There are active drama clubs in both the middle school and the high school. We currently produce one musical each year at the middle school level. At the high school level there are a vast number of performances that take place each year for students to participate in.
A unique opportunity for High School students to experiment with their creative talents is the Not-So-Very 24-Hour Plays. Over three afternoons, the students write, audition for, direct and perform their own one acts.
Many of our Brighton students are also active participants in community and summer theater groups. Our goal is nuture an appreciation for theatre for everyone!
On a state-wide level, NYSTEA, The New York State Theatre Education Association, is an organization whose members are educators and artists. The Annual High School Theatre Conference, which is sponsored by NYSTEA every January, is well attended by Brighton High School students.