In conjunction with their language arts curriculum, students in Classes K-II have the opportunity to learn and practice techniques of public speaking and dramatic presentation. Through poetry, fables, monologues, Shakespeare, and original compositions, students in the Lower Mid and Upper Mid practice the creative skill of the spoken word. Building upon the basic skills of projection, poise, articulation, dramatic phrasing, and eye contact, students learn to speak with confidence, authority, and ease in front of an audience. In Upper School, students can take a Dramatic Arts elective that focuses on acting, playwriting, filmmaking, directing, and design. Class X students are also coached in persuasive speaking during their preparations for M-PACT presentations. The Marymount Players, the Upper School acting ensemble, stage two after-school productions annually: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring.