Quince Orchard Drama includes 4 levels of classes as well as an after-school Theatre Production program. Although it may be beneficial, you are not required to take a theatre class to audition or work on crew for a show. Work usually begins on the fall play the second week of school, and on the spring musical the first week of the calendar year.
Drama Club and Stage Crew is an organization comprised of those interested in the theatrical arts. It functions as the producing body for at least 2 shows a year, with members not only performing in cast or pit orchestra, but also involved in such aspects as constructing and painting sets, making costumes, collecting and organizing props, hanging and running lights and sound, applying stage makeup and serving as the front house crew during performances, as well as many other areas of production. All student members involved in the productions are eligible for becoming members of the International Thespian Society, the Educational Theatre Association's student honorary organization.
Actors must audition; workshops are held to show you how.
Stage/Technical/Backstage Crew members, as well as Pit Orchestra members, do not audition but there is a level of expectation of commitment. All members of the productions generally meet every school day from about 2:45-5pm while preparing for shows and can run later the week the show opens (Tech Week). Certain areas of crew also work some weekends. The club also participates in other activities, which may include the Homecoming parade, going to festivals and participating in fundraising activities. Occasional Drama Club meetings generally occur at lunch. The call board next to the elevator on the first floor and the website carries Drama Club notices. Please help support the performing arts at QOHS by becoming a patron of QOHS Theatre. The club welcomes all new members to come and share their talents and knowledge. Our patron form can be found at https://goo.gl/frPznV
Spring Show - Hello Dolly
The show must go on! An information meeting for the spring musical, Hello Dolly, will be held December 5th in the auditorium at lunch. The audition workshop will be Friday, December 7th and the actual auditions will be on the 10th, 11th, and 13th of December.
Sign ups for auditions will be posted on the Drama Board. This is located on the first floor, red hallway. Next to the vending machines and across from the bathrooms. Keep your eyes peeled! Additionally, there will be a CREW INTEREST MEETING on December 6th in the choir room after school for construction, paint, sound, lights, props, costumes, and hair and makeup. More information can be found on the drama club board. We can't wait to see some old faces and new ones. See you there!
Questions? Please contact our Producer, Mrs. Lee at Linda_F_Lee@mcpsmd.org.
Director: Christina Spring
Producer: Linda Lee
Technical Director: Alexander Henry
Musical Director: Kelly Puza
Orchestral Conductor: Robyn Kleiner-Vilgos
Choreographer: Shawn Cosby
Costume Designer: Susan Goldberg
2018-2019 Student Officers
President: Annie Coulson
VP of Activities: Keegan Lauricella-Reed
VP Publicity: Jackson Freed
VP Technology: Ken-Ichi Shay
Secretary: Sydney Lauricella-Reed
Treasurer: Alex Roth
Historian: Victoria Keith