Arts

Theatre Arts

The Dalton Department’s mission is to build a community and culture of learning, collaboration, and creative theatre art

through curriculum, production, and closely supervised independent projects; to nurture collaborative relationships among young theatre artists as they make meaning with text, voice, music, rhythm, movement, light, form, texture, and color; to help students develop habits of observation, self-study, and critical commentary which are generous in spirit, insightful, and helpful; and to bring to life before the Dalton community a broad range of dramatic literature and performance styles, offering as many students as possible opportunities to participate in the unique conjunction of work and play, instruction and delight, art and business which is the Art of Theatre.

Theatre Arts News

List of 1 news stories.

  • Dalton Celebrates The Life and Work of Frida Kahlo

    The Dalton School came together to honor Frida Kahlo on Wednesday, April 19. ¡Yo soy Frida! Day has already become a Dalton tradition. The school "blossomed" with the joy and color of this Latin Amercian artist, to honor her art and the challenges she laid before our culture.  Frida was ahead of her time, questioning gender roles and identity at a time where those weren’t even topics for discussion. Echoing Frida's unique characteristics, students, teachers and staff wore flowers in their hair, and some bravely drew in a Frida-style unibrow. Many exchanged smiles at their change adopted appearance, making the camaraderie evident. Reaching across disciplines just as Frida reached across societal boundaries, the event drew greater understanding and connection within Dalton to illustrate the challenges that many people experience, male and female, due to stereotypes and social expectations.
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Archived News

  • Twelfth Night - High School Play 2018
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  • "42nd Street" Middle School Musical - Dress Rehearsal Photos

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

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  • Middle School One Act Plays - November 2017
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  • Second Grade Musical 2017 - Madlenka

    Performed on June 1, 2017
    Justin Greer - Director

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  • Second Grade Musical 2017 - My Subway Ride
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  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Act I
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  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood Act II
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  • Design teacher Meg Zeder discusses the features of the Dalton Theatre Design Program.
    Set and Costume Design

    Here's a delightful overview of the design classes and opportunities offered by our department.

    Design teacher Meg Zeder discusses the features of the Dalton Theatre Design Program.

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  • Macbeth - Middle School Play - 2017
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  • Be Bop-A-Do-Walk - Grade 2 Play 2016

    Recorded on June 8/9 2016. Performance by the Second Grade Class of 2026. Director Justin Greer.

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  • Can't Take a Balloon Into the Met - Grade 2 Play 2016

    Recorded on June 8/9 2016. Performance by the Second Grade Class of 2026. Director Justin Greer.

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  • Shinnyo Lantern for Peace
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  • My First Kiss

    "My First Kiss" was a collaboration between: Kristen Gonzalez, Jillian Horowitz, Satchel Lee, Nikki Lohr, Bob Sloan, and Molly Williams as part of the Advanced Acting class, Spring 2011.

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