SSL Certificate


Theater Practices

Through individual and ensemble work, this active and exploratory course introduces students to the essential tasks of the actor’s imagination and technique. We develop vocal, physical, and emotional technique, and engage in exercises that develop and enhance imagination, characterization skills, and empathy. Students apply this work to improvisations, monologue and scene work, movement, storytelling, and other project-based work.

Advanced Theater Practices

This course continues the training of the actor/student with a focus on scene work, script analysis, devised material, voice, and movement. It allows students to develop an approach to character, text, and story beyond their own culture and experience. Exercises build on Theater Practices and encourage in-depth interpretation and character choices. Vocal and physical training focuses on developing techniques to explore heightened material. Students will develop and workshop a devised piece of new work that will be presented to the T-P community.

Improvisation and Theater Games

This class introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of Improv and joy, developing their spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, and confidence. Improv is an essential skill for anyone - and it’s a useful skill for life as well! All classes will be active - you'll be on your feet, learning by doing, in a culture of mutual support and playful risk-taking. We will devise and design work based on class discoveries, and the focus of the class will be project and process-based.

Physical Theater/Stage Combat

This class is focused on integrating elements of physicality, stage combat, movement techniques, voice, as well as devised theatre. Students explore projects of scripted and non-scripted performance material. Various techniques, philosophies, and exercises are covered, and class work is active, engaging, and movement based. This class is an acting class and students learn and develop safe and dramatically effective techniques of choreographed violence, along with pieces rooted in movement and storytelling. The class provides an opportunity to use the whole self; body, imagination, intellect, voice, and spirit. Students will also be introduced to safe and effective portrayals of violence for the stage and camera. Training and practice of unarmed stage combat skills. 

Playwriting and Directing

The course is a laboratory for students to gain a deeper understanding of their personal voice and vision, as well as various approaches to manifesting that vision theatrically. Students will write extensively, workshop their plays and learn rewriting techniques. Students will also learn how to direct and stage scenes and short plays. Plays developed in class will be presented to the school community as part of the student directed plays.

Public Speaking

This course teaches the discipline and skills necessary for speaking effectively to an audience. Students learn about various kinds of speeches, there style, and their delivery. These include speeches to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to introduce, and other various forms of speech. Students participate in speech making, group discussions, debates, and other project based areas of interest. They also learn the related skills of critical listening, the analysis of the audience’s nature, and the use of rhetoric.

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

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Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.


As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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