By Chloe Rusconi, A&E Editor Posted September 22, 2008
“I really liked being in Drama, it was my favorite class,” says Joey Lester a junior at Lowry who was in Drama last year. This year has been a slow start with not many students trying out. The teacher is Janet Kennedy who has been teaching Drama for twenty-one years. It is a year-long class where students practice each day for nine weeks to perform three plays a year.
To be accepted into this class you must make up a tryout piece. Sound easy? It must be a short play or poem, memorized and performed in front of a panel of judges including Mrs. Kennedy the more costumes you wear, props you use, and the most overall acting you do, the higher the scores you’ll receive from the judges.
Each year they perform one children’s play and two public plays. This year’s first public play is the “Frog King of Spamelot”. Options for the children’s play include “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Pinocchio”, and “The Little Mermaid”.
“Drama is beneficial to kids because anytime a kid is exposed to art and humanity they become a more well-rounded person, it helps them see the world in a different way,” says Mrs. Kennedy. She is very content with the class this year saying they have “great talent.” Sixteen is the maximum number of students allowed into Drama. Tryouts for next year are in March so get ready and tryout. Mrs. Kennedy encourages anyone and everyone to come and be a part of Drama.