An Original One-Act Play
Every year around June or July the drama club agrees upon one idea for the one act play that will be performed that season. A student (or students) then works together with Mr. Turner to develop and write the one-act and then to direct and produce it. The one-act is written, rehearsed, and performed entirely outside of classrooms and you are not required to have any drama experience or classes to be a part of it. The one-act will be performed several times after school and then entered competitively at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival and at the Mother Lode Drama Festival.
The one-act for the 2015-2016 school year was 14 Main, the story of Grace Vela, a girl from Jackson, California who lived during the 20th century. It was written and directed by Drama President Jenni Knight and Vice President Alex Dutra. Grace Vela was played by Freshman Emily-Ann Hopkins, and Seniors Kylie Adams and Calena Reeves. Her letter-writing confidant, Henri, was played by Senior James Graves. 14 Main won an award for writing, the excellence award, and an outstanding performance by Jenni Knight and Mac Cockerham at the Mother Lode Drama Festival.
Harry The Horse
In the 2014-2015 school year, former Drama Vice President and Senior Patrick Burns worked with Mr. Turner to write the one-act play, Harry the Horse. Based on the true story of an All-American Athlete, Marine, and Olympian from Volcano, California. Harry Liversedge was played by then Sophomore Mac Cockerham, and his love interest, Grace Manning, was played by our now graduated former President Alexis Lewis. Harry the Horse won the Synergy Award at Lenaea.