DramaWorks

dramaworks

DramaWorks is the parent group supporting the Drama Club at Nyack High School. We help raise money for student scholarships, and support performances through various activities.

Nyack High School’s Drama Club is an extra-curricular activity which offers students an opportunity to be Actors, Singers, Dancers, Assistant Directors/Producers, Sound and Lighting Technicians, Set and Costume Designers, Scenic Painters, Prop Designers, Stagehands and Musicians. Each year the Drama Club presents three productions: Fall Drama or Comedy, Spring Musical and Spring One Acts. Family and friends will be delighted in seeing a memorable evening of extraordinary talent.

Please visit the DramaWorks website for archives, information on upcoming shows, and rehearsal schedules: http://nhsdramaworks.wordpress.com

2015-2016 Highlights

Fall Play: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

“I think the story has a good impact for this generation – to help them to understand the importance of family and the struggle that many people go through…It seems actually timeless and it is a story that our audiences will connect with.” – Joe Egan, Director

Cast:
Graham Sevastian as Eugene
Siobhan Dailey as Blanche
Sophie Goldstein as Kate
Maire Rodgers as Laurie
Inanna Greenhill as Nora
Kevin Lynch as Stanley
Ryan Vogt as Jack

Spring Musical: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

Credit: Photos By Renée Van Dorn

2012-2013 Highlights

Nyack High School Drama Club presented

Fall Play: Twelfth Night

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Spring Musical: Big River

    

 

 

2011-2012 included the production of Parade:

The nationally-recognized Nyack High School Drama Club tackled the issues of racism, anti-Semitism, hatred, and the fight for justice head-on as it performed the Tony Award-winning musical.

Nearly 100 years after the true events that inspired the play, the message remains relevant to this day.  The horrific events surrounding this case sparked the resurgence of the then-defunct KKK and the birth of one of the leading civil rights organizations, the Anti-Defamation League.

This is not the first time Nyack High School students have taken on sensitive subjects that affect the nation. In November 2010, the Drama Club performed The Laramie Project.

Some of the club’s other most-acclaimed productions include: April 2008 – Phantom of the Opera; March 2007 – Titanic; and March 2006 – Cats.

 

 

2010-2011 Fall & Spring Productions  

Students in the Drama Club at Nyack High School kicked off the 2010-2011 season with an unforgettably moving and inspiring production of The Laramie Project in the fall, followed by spring productions of  The Drowsy Chaperone and The Festival of One Acts.

 

Fall 2010 The Laramie Project

The production of The Laramie Project received a great deal of press and was featured in several local and regional news outlets including The Rockland Journal News, Nyack Patch, and Nyack News & Views.

The Laramie Project was created by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project in response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Nyack High School Drama Club once again showcased their talent with an amazing production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Read more about it in the Nyack-Piermont Patch.