Marin Catholic thrills its audiences with three productions each year. Every MC student is eligible and encouraged to audition for the productions. Involvement in a drama class is not a prerequisite.
In the fall, students take the stage of MC's Poetz Theater to deliver a comedy or drama, classical or contemporary. Recent plays include 12 Angry Men, The Servant of Two Masters, and John Lennon and Me. These fully produced presentations not only give students the opportunity to further develop and showcase their skills, but they provide a lesson in the many facets of theatrical production.
In late Winter, drama students travel to the San Anselmo Playhouse to present a musical theater production to a capacity crowd. Recent productions include The DrowsyChaperone, The Wizard of Oz, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, andYou're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. In addition to student actors, you will find many other students working intensively on the various facets of the production-- stage managing, props, costumes, lights, sound, grips, assistant directing, choreography, musicians, etc. This production is a wonderful melding of both of our Performing Arts departments, Music and Drama.
In May, we present the Drama Showcase. This production exhibits more experimental material and showcases the strengths and interests developed in the upper-level Acting courses. It often includes student directed and/or written material, challenging scene work, and a few musical numbers. Though this show is primarily performed by Acting 2 and 3 students, there are often a few spots eligible for Acting 1 and other MC students (by audition.) This show is performed in MC's Poetz Theater.
Questions about the drama program at MC? Please contact Theatre Director, Christine Samson at firstname.lastname@example.org