Drama Club

Vista del Lago is a place for theatre enthusiasts and admirers alike. Drama Club, one of the many well-established clubs on campus, is yet another achievement of the successful drama department.


In Drama Club, no theatre experience is required. “It’s the perfect place to get your feet wet if you’re interested in drama,” said club president, Anne Ellis.


The Drama Club spends the majority of their meetings practicing improvisation – “a difficult skill  for even the most advanced drama students,” explained Ellis.


Improvisation is “all about timing and staying on your toes,” she continued.


This year, the Drama department had two very successful productions: a 60s adaptation of “A Midsummers Nights Dream” by William Shakespeare in the fall, and the repeatedly sold-out “Shrek: The Musical” in the spring.


However, for those interested in the Drama Club but are not willing to commit to hours of rehearsals and memorizing a hundred lines, that’s ok.


“The purpose of the Drama Club is to have fun an hour a week or so without the stress of rehearsals and tech weeks,” Ellis said.


However, with the club president graduating this year, new Drama enthusiasts need to take responsibility. Nevertheless, Ellis is not worried over the direction of the program.


“Any new members should join next year, even if you’re only a little interested, come and watch, the environment is welcoming to all newcomers,” said Ellis.


This year, in addition to members of the Drama Club being in productions for the school, the head of the Drama department and the Drama teacher at Vista, Mark Cornfield, took several students to perform at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival.


Nearly 60 schools attended the festival and Vistians participated in the “One Acts” “Monologues” and “Musical Theatre” genres at Lenea.


Whether it’s playful improvisation, festivals, or elaborate productions, Vista del Lago students and faculty alike should be proud of the growing Vista del Lago Drama program and the young actors it is producing.