The Drama Program at Pasco High School
The drama program at Pasco High School allows students the opportunity to explore many aspects of the performing arts within many different venues. The drama year consists of a fall show, a March show, and spring student directed one act plays. Given time and money, we also invite a guest artist to teach a workshop perhaps on acting or tech theatre. Aside from singing, dancing, and acting, our students have an opportunity to learn to stage manage, direct, build sets, run lights and sound equipment, make costumes, crew a show and many other technical endeavors.
The students enjoy performing for their peers at PHS, but they especially enjoy performing out in the community and around the state each year where they get a chance to share their talents with others and see what other high schools are doing in the performing arts. The one act CBC play festival has been a great vehicle for this kind of touring. Within the drama club there is the ability to earn membership to the Thespian Society, an international theatrical honor's society.
To know more about the Thespian Society see our side menu. To become a member of the drama program, only interest and perhaps a bold heart are needed. Everyone is welcome to audition for any of our shows or be involved as a "techie". Overall, the drama program fosters teamwork and disciple while having a great time. Give us a try!
Look up actor in many careers publications, and the message can be dispiriting. Yes, it's hard work, the hours are long, regular employment is unlikely and, for many, income may be limited and need to be supplemented by temporary periods of alternative employment. But acting is a profession in which the personal rewards are immense. After all, how many careers are there where you can make a living doing something that you really want to do? And for a significant number of actors, the financial rewards can be very healthy indeed. Of course not everyone is going to achieve illustrious careers, but, for many others, sufficient income can be generated by work in theatre, film, television and radio to provide a decent living for the individual and a family.
Should I Choose a Drama School anfter?
No-one denies that acting is an increasingly competitive profession. It therefore makes sense to have as many advantages under your belt as possible. And certainly training at a recognized drama school is one of the greatest advantages of all. It provides not only the discipline, practical skills and intellectual understanding necessary for a lasting career, but also opportunities to be seen by agents, casting directors, theatres and television companies, so vital to securing that all-important first job.
WHAT CAREERS CAN DRAMA MAJORS PURSUE?
Like other liberal arts graduates, drama majors pursue a variety of careers. Some graduates apply their skills of critical reading, writing, and thinking to fields as diverse as business or law. Other graduates remain within the field and work in their chosen area whether as actors, designers, directors, or dramaturges; as managers of theatres or arts organizations; or as critics and teachers. All of these career paths require forethought; some require graduate study.