The Drama program at St. John Paul II Catholic High School strives to give students a creative outlet in which to grow and showcase their God-given talents. There are multiple opportunities available each year to participate on-stage, back-stage or both! The department sponsors a full length fall play, spring musical, Broadway Review, student talent show, open mic nights, and a spring one-act play. Each year, the Drama program participates in both the Trumbauer Theatre Festival and the Alabama Thespian Festival. At both festivals, students may compete in any number of performances or technical events, attend workshops and perform in either a one-act play or full length play competition.
The classes currently offered within the Drama program include the following:
This class introduces the student to all aspects of the theatre including performance, technical aspects and history. Students are encouraged to participate in the Trumbauer Theatre Festival and the Alabama Thespian Festival and perform a one-act play at the end of the school year.
This is a performance-based class for students who have completed Drama I. Students perform in the fall play and the spring musical. They are required to participate in the Trumbauer Theatre Festival and the Alabama Thespian Festival. Additional assignments may be based on the current production.
This is a practical class in all areas of technical theatre. Students will learn requirements for putting a production together from start to finish. Assignments include publicity, costuming, set design and building, makeup and props.
October 23 & 24, 2015
|February 19-20, 2016||
April 22 & 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
|Grease: School Edition|
|May 15, 2016||Check Please and Drop Dead, Juliette!|
FESTIVALS AND COMPETITIONS
Trumbauer Theatre Festival
District and Regional: November 6-7, 2015 and December 4-5, 2015
Alabama Thespian Festival
January 15-16, 2016
Choir/Drama Trip to NYC
March 11-16, 2016
Trumbauer Theatre Festival Competition Results:
The following students received Superior ratings at District Trumbauer Theatre Festival and are eligible to compete at State Trumbauer Theatre Festival in December.
Holly Huhlein and Perry Stone, Duet Reader’ s Theatre Comedic
Perry Stone, Solo Acting Female Contemporary Comedic
Aniya Roper, Solo Acting Classical Dramatic
Nic Kummer, Solo Musical Male Dramatic
Nic Kummer, Solo Musical Male Comedic
Allie Craig, Make up Design
Maggie Matteson, Stage Management
Megan Thompson, Solo Musical Female Dramatic
Students that received the rating of Excellent:
Abby Stone, Solo Acting Female Contemporary Comedic
Joey Bonucchi, Solo Acting Male Contemporary Comedic
Becky Cannon, Solo Musical Female Dramatic
Students that were placed in the One Act Play Festival All Star Cast for excellence in acting:
John Michael White and Aniya Roper
The St. John Paul II Catholic High School Drama program is under the direction of Mari Adams. Adams graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B. A. in both history and theatre. She then went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre from the University of Alabama. After working professionally for two years, she decided she wanted to teach. She worked for five years at Southern Union State Community College as the full-time Director of Theatre. After a brief time off to care for her two children, she returned to teaching in 2005 at St. John Paul II Catholic High School.