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Drama Club: Spring Semester

The Yorktown Drama Club is back, and is a little different 2nd semester! 

Sponsor: Alani Kravitz

When Tuesday/Thursdays 4-6pm

Performance: Virtual Variety Show, late March

This Spring we will rehearse twice a week and produce a Virtual Showcase in March..  The show will be a combination of sketch theatre, scripted theatre, slam poetry, lip sync battles, songs, dance, juggle and more (!).  We will begin as an ensemble, then split into various sections and then come together to record the show. 

The Drama Club is open to everyone and there will be optional auditioning for selected material once we begin meeting. How will we do it?  Find out by attending an information session on Tuesday, February 9th at 4pm on Zoom. We will be recording the show mid-late March  so please join by early March to be in the show!

For the Zoom link or if you have any questions please contact Alani Kravitz: , or Carol Cadby.

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A look at what we have done so fare this school year and what is coming next!

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YHS Theatre Arts presents
2021 One Person Shows
Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm 
Friday, May 14 @ 7pm 
Saturday, May 15 @ 5 pm 

Webinar Zoom Link: HERE 

One Person Show Program with specific performance times: HERE 

The One Person Shows are back!  This year 15 Advanced Theatre IV students will present a 15-30 minute recorded or live-streamed show on a person from history or fiction that they wrote, directed and performed. This year’s shows range from Aretha Franklin (singer), Sylvia Plath (poet), Bob Dylan (musician), Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Supreme Court Judge), to Betelguese from the movie “Beetlejuice”, and more!

Here are the times and descriptions:

Thursday, May 13

7:00 p.m.  Izzy Francis

Betelguese, from “Beetlejuice”

The Prince of Neither World

Format - Film

Watch Betelguese pay for his actions after his starring role in the chaos between the Maitland and Deetz families.

 

7:40 p.m.  Max Tuck

Commander Saru, from “Star Trek”

Isolation Within Community

Format - Livestream/Film Hybrid

Saru reflects on his feelings of isolation while serving on the USS Discovery.  

 

8:20 p.m.  Ian Schoenfield

Charlie Kaufman, Screenwriter

Frank or Francis 

Format - Film

Kaufman attempts to write his first musical, but it does not go smoothly.

 

9:00 p.m.  Claire Helsel

Rachel Green, from “Friends”

The One Where Rachel Gets a Job

Format - Livestream/Film Hybrid

In a job interview, Rachel is asked how she got to where she is today. Trying to answer the question, she explains the many events that shaped her.

Friday, May 14

7:00 p.m.  Daniel Strickland

Roald Amundsen, Explorer

Ice in the Floe

Format - Film

The greatest explorer of all time was forgotten by history.

7:40 p.m. Armita Dadvar

Sylvia Plath, poet

Happiness is a Butterfly

Format - Play Reading

Through a series of letters, Plath looks back at a vital time in her life as she struggles to answer one question, “Am I happy?”

 

8:20 p.m.  Téah Fredericks

May Gibbs, Author

May Gibbs and the Creation of the Gumnut Babies

Format - Film

An aspiring author’s journey developing her creative vision and achieving her goals. 

 

9:00 p.m.  Noellie Bensaid

Eleven, from “Stranger Things”

In the Woods

Format - Film

Eleven was kidnapped and raised in Hawkins National Lab, where she was experimented on for her inherited psychokinetic abilities.


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Saturday, May 15

5:00 p.m.  Hannah Knittig

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lawyer

Glass Ceiling

Format - Film

A young RBG perseveres in the face of sexism and adversity to pursue her dream of attending a university and becoming a successful lawyer.

 

5:40 p.m.  Mimi Coudert

Martha Sowerby, from “The Secret Garden”

Magic

Format - Film

As Martha reflects on her youth and guides the younger children, she finds a magic that brings meaning into her life.


 

6:20 p.m.  Paul Tatum

Amy Winehouse, Musician

The Girl Who Flew but Lost Her Wings

Format - Play Reading

A tale of Amy’s meteoric rise to fame, which eventually leads to unhealthy behaviors and her downfall.

 

7:00 p.m.  Simi Lawal

Aretha Franklin, Musician

Grief Can be Channeled Through Art and One Can   Find Closure and Acceptance

Format - Film

A singer is able to channel the grief from her father’s passing into her music. 

 

7:40 p.m.  Sebastian Fugle

Alexander Von Humboldt, Scientist

Pursuit of Happiness

Format - Film

How an 18th Century Prussian boy’s passions lead him to becoming one of the most influential naturalists ever to live.

 

8:20 p.m.  Caroline Coleman

Bob Dylan, Musician

Burn the Document

Format - Film

Bob Dylan struggles between the public’s expectations of him and his own artistic vision.

 

9:00 p.m.  Mito Penella

Ted Lasso, from “Ted Lasso”

It’s the Hope That Kills You

Format - Livestream

What happens when a Division II college football coach is hired to coach a professional soccer team in the English Premier League with no prior experience coaching soccer?

 

9:30-10pm  Q&A

All Advanced Theatre IV students

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