Welcome to Moscrop’s Drama Program


Drama class is a place to come during your school day to do activities, play games, build skills, try new ideas, and express yourself. Like all of the arts, Drama is a way to tell our stories and to listen to and see each other…

Drama students may have experiences which will lead them to reflect on the creative process, make connections to their own lives, respect one another and collaborate with peers while creating performance pieces. We practise telling our stories and the stories of people who are different from us. We practise giving constructive feedback, being a respectful audience and having fun.

The Drama Department will offer the following courses in the 2023/24 school year. Please ask Ms MacLean for details or if you have any questions. Joan.maclean@burnabyschools.ca


Drama 8 is an introductory creative drama course. It is a course in developmental drama rather than a course in theatre/performance.


Drama 9 If you took Drama 8, you will continue to develop your skills and if you are new to Drama, you will find that Drama 9 is a good place to start.


Acting 10/11/12

Acting 10, 11 and 12 are experiential courses where students learn acting skills and have performance experiences in a supportive and diverse community.


Directing and Scriptwriting 11 (Choose Direct or Write)

Directing and Scriptwriting 12 (Choose Direct or Write)

Directing is a course for self-motivated students who want to develop their leadership and directing skills inside the Drama class as its happening. Scriptwriting is a course for self motivated students who want to develop their script ideas.


 Moscrop Theatre Company


Theatre Performance/Theatre Production   9/10/11/12

(Requires teacher’s recommendation. When you sign up for this course, please get an application form from Ms MacLean) please note: In order to have an opportunity to perform in the school play, you need to be registered in another Drama Course as well. Some exceptions may be made in special circumstances.

The members of this class will be the members of Moscrop’s Theatre Company. The class will happen outside of the regular school schedule but each student will be required to attend at least as many hours as they would for a course inside of the regular schedule. The time will be arranged according to the needs of the production schedule. The main focus of the class is to produce the annual school play over the course of the academic year as well as some smaller public performance offerings.  Possible productions include: comedy, drama, satire, parody, story theatre, dance-drama, and plays with live music. The nature and style of the production will be heavily influenced by who is in the Company during each school year.

Students who sign up for Theatre Production will be able to focus on acting or the technical aspect of production like design and construction of a set, costumes, props, lighting, publicity etc. If you are an actor, you must also contribute to the technical and administrative aspects of the show.