Dramatic Paws and Showcases
Students direct, stage manage, design and produce 3+ showcases of student-created Theatre, Improv, Video, Music, and Spoken Word! Open to all students! No experience required. Follow @garfielddrama for more information, updates, and more! Club officers choose a theme for each Dramatic Paws, and any club member who wishes to direct may submit a script for review. Student directors, stage managers, and designers collaborate to cast and rehearse their chosen plays.
5 Plays, 5 Days
Five days from script selection to performance–this set of one-act plays is specifically for freshmen who want to get involved with theatre at Garfield!
Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory.
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece with more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
- Link to Info Packet
- If you are interested in being tech or a designer for the show, please submit the following application: Tech Application Form with a guardian before September 6th!
Auditions: Eligibility: All current GHS students. No prior classes or experience required! “Audition Form”
General Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, September 13th and 14th, after school. You may additionally email a video submission to Ms. Gress by Wednesday, September 15th at noon.
Children’s Show – TBA
This year, as part of our First Semester Play Production Class, we will be selecting a story to share with local elementary and middle schools.
- Interested in having students teach your elementary school class a Creative Drama lesson? Invite us to play!
The Spring Musical this year is MAMA MIA!
This jukebox musical features hits of the wildly popular ‘70s Swedish pop/dance group ABBA. Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.
- Interested in participating – please contact Mr. Saunders and Ms. Gress!