The Holy Cross Dramatic Arts program is a dynamic program that explores a variety of dramatic forms and techniques. In the junior grades, students study elements of drama such as tableau, mime, movement, voice, character and script work. Many of the skills acquired in drama (e.g. collaboration, self-confidence, organization, etc.) can be transferred to personal, social and career contexts. Students will create, perform, discuss and analyze drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form and the world around them. In the senior grades, drama students extend their understanding and interpretation of dramatic texts, forms, characters and theatrical productions. They incorporate a variety of dramatic elements and conventions in their performances and productions. Students engage in increasingly effective social interactions and collaboration as they create drama. They enhance their ability to analyze and interpret a range of dramatic work. Drama students also explore the many facets of theatre production such as tech and costume design, direction, etc.
(Photo above left: Dramatic Arts students pose wearing an eclectic collection of costumes in the Drama studio classroom.)
Additional Dramatic Arts Opportunities at Holy Cross
Every fall, the Holy Cross Arts Department is proud to present a major Broadway musical on the HC stage. Auditions are the second week of school and performances are the last week of November.
ALL GRADE LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION. No previous experience is required. Recent past productions include: 2011 –
The Phantom of the Opera, 2012- The Secret Garden, 2013 –
Jesus Christ Superstar, 2014 –
Shrek: The Musical, 2015 –
Guys and Dolls, 2016 – Les Miserables, 2017 - Godspell, 2018 - Newsies, 2019 - Little Shop of Horrors.
(Photo right: The main character Seymour talks to his plant Audrey II in the 2019 HC major musical production of "Little Shop of Horrors".)
Over the past several years, our HC improv team (coached by
Ms. Carolyn Rose and
Mr. Vince Stabile) has won regionals many times at the Canadian Improv Games, and has placed in the top ten overall at the Championships in Ottawa. Auditions for the improv team take place in the first week of December. Come on out and have some fun!
(Photo left: Members of the 2013 Holy Cross Improv Team clown around for the camera. Photo credit: Michael Lea, Kingston Whig Standard.)
For further information on Holy Cross Dramatic Arts programs, please contact Stacy Check Drumm at 613-384-1919 ext 3421 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org