We love our Fine Arts department at Faith Family, and in the fall, our theater program was in high gear.
The fall began with the return of our original pilot program, Film Factory. Film Factory is in its second year as a pilot program teaching the basics of film theory and production to 4th-8th grade students from both our Waxahachie and Oak Cliff Campuses.
Thanks to the Education Department at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Faith Family Academy has embarked upon a one-of-a-kind partnership with them to allow small groups of young filmmakers to take trips to the museum, learn new ways of looking at things, create storyboards based on their inspiration and experiences, and create short films from their interactions. This is a truly special program, and one we are honored to offer our students.
In October, our students directed, acted, and designed an interactive Dinner Theater Murder Mystery entitled Café Murder. This fun, fantastic piece was presented over three nights and included a 3-course dinner!
In November, our Oak Cliff 6th-8th grade Theater Art students spent their after school hours for 6 weeks rehearsing the production of The Yellow Boat directed by Ms. Dormady. They performed the one act play at a showcase, in a UIL Competition, and then delighted parents with a rendition at the PTSO meeting.
In December, our middle school and high school thespians teamed up to present Shrek the Musical, Jr. at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center. The cast is consisted of 28 actors playing 39 characters, with a supporting crew of 25 students, ranging from 6th grade – 12th grade. It was a fantastic showcase of our talented singers and actors.
Well done, Eagles!