Program Update: Drama

In Drama, we are in the middle of the whirlwind preparation for shows in all three grades. 

Please note that due to limited space, please only plan to attend your student’s show. 

  • We encourage you to wear a mask in the audience. Masks are optional for performers.
  • All drama shows start at 6:00 pm, with performers and crew expected to arrive at 5:15 pm.
  • This week: 7A performs on May 3rd, and 7B on May 4th.
  • Coming up: 6th grade performs on May 17th & 8th grade performs on May 18th.

6th Grade

6th graders are working diligently and enthusiastically to finish their plays. Both classes are about three-quarters of the way through their shows. 

6A is writing a comedic murder mystery in an imaginary high school. We meet a group of high school students in the early 200s at prom and then return to solve a murder 20 years later at their high school prom. We have almost figured out who-done-it! 

6B is creating a wild mash-up. It began as a story themed “A Day in the Life of the Fridge,” where your favorite foods and condiments come to life. Along the way, we have added some other household characters, including a family of rats and some evil rubber ducks. What will happen when all these worlds crash together? We have a pretty good idea.

6th grade families are invited to see the 6th grade shows on May 17th at 6:00 pm (students should arrive at 5:15 pm).

7th Grade

7th graders are in the final stages of production. They have extra drama this week, every day through Wednesday, to prepare for the show. They are starting to get a little nervous but rocking it in rehearsal. I am SO excited that this class, with this incredible energy, will be the first students at Explorer West to perform a staged production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. 

7A families & guests are invited to see the 7A grade shows on May 3rd at 6:00 pm (students should arrive at 5:15 pm).

7B families & guests are invited to come to see the 7B grade shows on May 4th at 6:00pm (students should arrive at 5:15pm).

8th Grade

8th graders are well into the rehearsal process for their One Act Play festival. On Thursday they will do an official tech rehearsal on stage and put together all the elements acting, directing, and design to see what we are working with. We are in good shape, and are looking forward to using our last few rehearsals to work out all the details. 

8th grade families & guests are invited to come see the 8th grade shows on May 18th at 6:00 pm (students should arrive at 5:15 pm).

Enjoy a little bit of the 7th grade preparing for their fight scenes with Michelle from Seattle Shakespeare Company: