Theatre is a unique form of artistic expression requiring contributions from many different disciplines in order to create a polished product. Being part of an activity requiring this type of collaboration teaches responsibility and the importance of teamwork, while allowing students to enhance their skills. At Seattle Lutheran we feel strongly that all students, regardless of experience level, should have the opportunity to be a part of the production. It’s here where students can take part in the enriching world of theater.
In addition to an elective drama class, Seattle Lutheran offers an after-school drama club that produces two full-length productions each year – November and April. Students are involved in all aspects of producing the shows including, but not limited to, acting, stage management, set construction, scenic painting, props, costume design, and construction and lighting. Actors are given parts through an audition process; all levels of experience are welcome and appreciated. Productions in the last five years have included Shakespearean comedies, murder mysteries, and the classic Neil Simon comedy, The Odd Couple.
Students who participate in at least one after-school drama production have the option to attend a school trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon every other year. While at the festival, students attend four productions, receive a backstage tour, and enjoy cultural activities.
Thank you to parent, Larry Cohen, for capturing productions on film.