Northwestern Middle School’s drama program led by Trish Dry entertained lower elementary schools, as well as the community, with an exciting run of Shrek. Younger students were treated to another field trip to watch the older students performing and singing on a stage full of colorful, impressive props, costumes, and makeup.
As soon as the lights dimmed in the theater, the kids let out the happiest roar. Watching middle school students entertain and inspire younger students is one of many things that makes the Zachary school district so special.
After their successful run of Cinderella on the main stage, the ZHS drama program held Growing Pains, an actor’s showcase. in the ZHS Black Box theater. Drama students in 9th through 12th grade presented their theatrical creations as a collage of scenes based on the idea of growing up.
All of the performers wore black garments, and the props were minimal to keep the focus on the actors. A black box theater provides a more intimate feel and more interaction for the audience. The simplicity of the space allows it to be used to create many different configurations of stage and lighting as well.