Drama Club Newsletter
Poster Design by NHS Senior Liberty Faliveno
Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey
Please join us Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13 at 7:00PM (note an earlier start time than usual!!) for Midsummer/Jersey! It's a parody of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream set in the modern Jersey Shore! Tickets are $5 students/seniors and $7 adults - available at the door!
We have a RECORD number of students participating in the fall drama! Come out and help us fill the auditorium to support this fantastic cast and crew!!
Isabella Bailey..........Patti Quince
Jaston Brooks..........Robin (Puck)
Dylan Burley..........Phillip/Oberon's Fairy Crew
Ben Cepulo..........Nicky Bottom
Phillip Collom..........Rufis/Oberon's Fairy Crew
Jack Comella..........Governor Athens/Oberon's Fairy Crew
Isabelle Figueroa..........Franci Flute
Ryan Hermenet..........Principal Platt/Oberon's Fairy Crew
Ashton Keene..........Robert Sudds
Paris Morris..........Janet Snug
Nadia Rothpearl..........Terri Thumbs
Alex Sepulveda..........Oberon's Fairy Crew
Liberty Falevino..........Assistant Stage Manager/Graphic Designer
Lauren Mac Taggart..........Hair
Joseph Malach..........Sound Designer
Lance Mays..........Sound Operator
Abigail Nezelek..........Deck Crew
Preston Precourt..........Lightboard Operator
Kayla Williams..........Stage Manager
Watch this promotional video created and edited by NHS Sophomore Ryan Hermenet!
Stage Combat Workshop
Students Isabella Bailey and Medina Vanduyne will be attending the NY Thespians Day Conference at Marcus Whitman High School on Saturday October 20.
Drama Club is taking a field trip to see LES MISERABLES at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester on Saturday November 24. Forms available in Mrs. Flock's room and ONLINE. DUE Wednesday October 17.
Students interested in attending the NYSTEA Student Conference January 11-13, 2019 - please contact Emily ASAP.
Drama Club trip to NYC April 5-7, 2019! Info coming soon. Save the Date for a Parent Meeting Tuesday October 16 at 7:30PM in the HS auditorium.
Click on any of the blue hyperlinks to take you to stories featured on the school website!
Drama Club is EXTREMELY proud of our student musicians! Check out the latest news from the Music Department...including the list of students performing with Area All State and Conference All State ensembles this fall! WOW!
Fun fact - Mrs. Greipsma was a member of NHS Drama Club during HS AND performed at Walt Disney World during her college internship! Welcome to the district, Sarah! https://www.newarkcsd.org/cms/lib/NY01000239/Centricity/Domain/1/Welcome%20Sarah.pdf
Students and alumni in action this summer!
Check out the students (and alum!) who performed this summer!
NHS students Kylar, Cherylanne, Ben, Deborah, Jackson, Jaston, Isabelle, Ryan, and JJ participating in CURTAIN CALL
NHS students Cody and Gabby participating in RBTL'S SUMMER STARS
NHS Alum Shea and Spencer performing in Geneva Theatre Guide's summer 2018 production of Evita
NHS Alum Sam and Jacob performing in Gatesinger's summer 2018 production of Princess Ida
Spotlight on our Alum!
The benefits of participation in theatre during your school years include - ability to think on your feet, strong communication skills, learning empathy, developing interpersonal relationship skills, etc. etc. We know that an education in the arts is more than just performing on stage. However, we are proud to have many alum working in the arts industries!
Alum working in and around the arts...let me know. I would love to feature you! emilyRhoward@gmail.com)
Alumni Profile: Claire Walton
NHS Class of 2008
NHS Drama Club credits include: A Funny Thing Happened...(Philia), A Tuna Christmas/Greater Tuna (DiDi*), Children of Eden (Yonah*), Pippin (Catherine), Anything Goes *denotes Elenbe and/or Stars of Tomorrow recognition
What did you do after graduation?
After graduation I worked at Tim Horton's to buffer my savings account before starting my BFA in Musical Theatre at Fredonia that August (2008).
What is your current career?
Last year, I made the majority of my income through Nevertold Productions, a theatre company for which I perform. We have an Irish/maritime band, and a full length pirate themed half improvised musical complete with sword fighting. It's a lot of silly fun. However, like all NYC actors, I have to work day jobs as well. I work as a cater waiter and baby sitter, and I have taken all kinds of work: I have fetched props for Playwrights Horizons, I have been a Mascot Wrangler -the list goes on and on (and odd!). If it pays well, I'll try it out!
Check out and follow Nevertold Production Company on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/greatestpiratestory/
How did participation in Drama Club affect your career path?
NHS drama taught me to have confidence in my work. The love and passion were there the second I stepped on the stage, but I was never an overly confident person, and struggled with wanting/fearing the limelight. Since that time, I have learned to focus on improving a craft, remembering to feel deserving but always GRATEFUL for every opportunity I'm given.
What is some advice for NHS students wanting to pursue a career or life in the arts?
Don't!! I kid. Don't, unless you are a VERY HARD WORKER. I mean, you have to enjoy and revel in the hustle. The arts career means struggle and reward. There will be VERY early mornings, VERY late nights, and lots of serving fancy wealthy people on your feet for 13 hours (I did that yesterday and ran into fellow alum Mark Chamberlain selling wine at an event here!! What are the chances). When you get a show, and you get to belt your face off and make people laugh....there's no greater feeling in the world. But you have to be humble and take passionless, difficult work - that feeling costs you a lot of time, money, and effort. But to me, it's worth it.
Thank you, Claire! NHS is proud to have alum working in the theatre arts!
Claire is in the white wig and blue jacket below performing with Nevermore Productions!
- Painting Supplies: black paint, white paint, paint brushes, rollers, tarp/paint drops, tape - duct, gaff, spike
- Costume Building Supplies: bolts of fabric or large pieces of scrap fabric, elastic, Velcro, other sewing items
- Costume Pieces: wigs, hats, men's black dress shoes, women's black or tan character shoes
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