The Drama Department offers a professional training program for students talented in acting. The purpose is to develop our students’ abilities in the theatrical arts and to enhance skills and techniques that will, ultimately, provide the young actor with working experiences. Drama training includes courses in acting, voice and diction, physical techniques, theater history, and script analysis. These classes prepare students for professional careers in stage, film, and television, as well as entrance into college, university, and conservatory departments of Theatre, Speech, and Communications.
The rehearsal/performance process is an essential part of our training program and students are required to participate in after-school activities in their major.
Notable graduates of our Drama program include Savion Glover, Michael Jordan, Tisha Campbell, Taurean Blaque, Shakeem Evans, Hasan Manning, Sharif Pugh, and Darnell Williams.