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Theatre Arts

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Recent Productions
Fall Musical - Emma: a Pop Musical
October 9th & 10th, 2020
Winter Play - The Crucible
December 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019
Fall Musical - The Drowsy Chaperone
October 4-6, 10-12, 2019
Spring Musical - Into the Woods
March 22-24, 29-30, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AMAZING ALUMNI!!! 

Contact Us!

www.ruhsdrama.com
 
Ms. Melissa Staab
Theatre Arts Director
mstaab@rbusd.org
(310) 798-8665 x4041
 
Mr. Bob McDonald
Theatre Arts Manager
amcdonald@rbusd.org
(310) 798-8665 x4057
 
 

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THEATRE COURSES

 

DRAMA A/B              Grades 9-12               Prerequisite:  None  

Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” Requirement

 

“Today You are You, that is Truer than True. There is no one alive who is You-er than You.” In this class, students explore the basic elements of acting and movement, play performance, theatrical history, and technical design. Whether you have never been on stage before, or you are very familiar, there will be something new to learn for everyone! No acting experience is necessary, and any student in any grade level is welcome to enroll. Come join RUHS Theatre Arts!

 

INTERMEDIATE DRAMA 

Grades 10-12             Prerequisite:  Drama A/B    Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” and “G” Requirement

 

This class is designed to further develop the skills obtained in Beginning Acting.  We will continue to study acting through a series of exercises and explorations in self-awareness, physical/vocal centering, emotional awareness, connection to partners, and character development through monologue work, and audition/professionalism skills. As the majority of students will be Sophomores/Juniors, a focus on college and careers in performing arts will be included to enhance their future experience. Students will also study directing, and work on creating originally written and designed pieces for performance. This course is designed to fit the desires and skill level of the students involved, making it collaborative and challenging.

 

ADVANCED DRAMA 

Grades 10-12             Prerequisite:  Drama 1-2 OR Audition (by appt. with instructor)        

Year long course       Meets UC/CSU “F” and “G” Requirement

 

Students are able to audition for this course to continue their pathway in theatre arts. Advanced Drama students focus on career preparation, advanced scene work including Shakespeare, and are even able to work with professionals in the industry. The class attends the DTASC festival where schools compete in several categories of acting and participate in exclusive performance opportunities for the high school. Towards the end of the year, Advanced Drama holds a festival of One-Acts that are completely student directed, produced, and performed!     

 

2020-2021 Thespian Leadership Board
President: Ashley Lopresto
Vice President/Activities: Owen Haddad
Treasurer: Ava Berry
Secretary: Avery Smigel
Historian: McKenna McEveety
Thespian Clerk: Kristiana Oduwole
Marketing Director: Brooke Eiesland
Public Relations: Julia Thau

Awards & Accolades 

2019-2020
NATIONAL YOUTH ARTS
The Drowsy Chaperone:
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Brianna Baker as Janet
  • Lead Performance in a Musical: Victoria Bruckner as Woman in Chair
  • Supporting Performance in a Musical: Julia Thau as Chaperone
  • Featured Performance in a Musical: Ava Encinas as Mrs. Tottendale
  • Ensemble: The Drowsy Chaperone
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  • The Crucible:
  • Lead Performance in a Play: Ashley Lopresto as Abigail Williams 
  • Lead Performance in a Play: Jason Young as John Proctor
  • Direction: Melissa Staab
 
 
  • DTASC: 1st Place "Large Open Comedy" Category
    • Mario Lomeli Scholarship: Brianna Baker
  • CETA: The Crucible
    • Adjudicator Award: Kayla Louie, Skyler Gabriel, Cindy Myer, Blake Van den Eikhof
    • Certificates of Achievement

      Jason Young

      Ashley Lopresto

      Cindy Meyer

      Victoria Bruckner

      Ashley Harris

      Ace Pascual

      Jordan Benitez

      Daniela Talleda

      Hunter Wedaa

      Joel Pierce

      Stetson Torok

      Emma Hunt Blake Van den Eikhof

      Kayla Louie

      Julia Thau

      Zoe Doll

      Nina Forshey

      Skyler Gabriel

      Kristiana Oduwole

      Caroline Alley

      Foster Townsend Sophia Turcot Brianna Baker

       

       

      STAGE/BUILD Crew
    • 1st Place Technical Theatre Scholarship: Blake Van den Eikhof
2018-2019
  • DTASC: 1st Place "Student Original" Category
  • CETA: In Any Language  Adjudicator Award: Tina Zarro – Costumes
    • Certificates of Achievement = Costume Crew, Properties Crew, Makeup Crew, Ashley Lopresto, Beck Hokanson, Blake Van den Eikhof, Brianna Baker, Conner Foley, Jason Young, Jeannie Lambert, Kayla Louie, Liana Moore, Liza Holmes, Madison Reno, Madisyn Young, Max Gorman, Nina Forshey, Owen Haddad, Sophia Turcot, Stetson Torok, Sue-Anne Silkes, Tina Zarro, Victoria Bruckner, Zoe Doll
  • National Youth Arts: In Any Language

    • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Max Gorman for Aldo Carmenelli

    National Youth Arts: Into the Woods

    • Best Ensemble
    • Best Supporting Actress: Cindy Meyer for the Witch
    • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Beck Hokanson for the Baker
2017-2018
  • JRAY Winner for Best Crew & Technical Execution
  • National Youth Arts Winner: Best Production, Best Choreography, Best Youth Orchestra, Lead Actress: Maegan Hood as Polly Baker
  • CETA: Certificates of Achievement = Brianna Baker, Sterling Goddard, Liana Moore, Max Gorman, August Hatherley, Jen Craddock, Beck Hokanson, Lizzie Fauver, Lisa Diethelm, Danielle Silkes
  • DTASC Honorary Mention for Drama Category and Monologue Category - Brianna Baker