The Theatre Department at Hamden Hall is dedicated to the process of creating dynamic theatre. Focusing on essentials, students will learn the art of theatre including character development, blocking, set design, choreography, costuming, direction, scene work, and rehearsal techniques. The process is as much about learning about theatre as it is developing life skills. Students from the Lower School right up through the Upper School will be challenged through classes and rehearsals to develop and refine skills such as collaboration, listening, healthy risk taking, sense of humor, empathy, problem solving, and perseverance to name a few. Hamden Hall takes pride in the importance of theatre education, and has a rigorous and inspiring program in place.