"The world is our stage" is more than an expression at IDS. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students performs in an age-appropriate class play each year. They act, sing, dance, design, and build sets. The plays are performed for the entire school community.
All Middle School Students study Theatre Arts each year. The sixth-grade students study the history of puppetry and write scripts, build puppets, and present a puppet show. The Seventh Grade students study public speaking skills and the Eighth Grade studies specific scenes through a program that integrates acting, creative writing, and text analysis.
To supplement their weekly classes with direct experience, students can participate in a Middle School musical production, involving up to fifty cast and crew members. A Technical Theater club offers an opportunity for students to design and build sets and manage the sound and light for performances.