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Principal

Ms. Jalyn E. Lyde

973-321-0520 ext.10521

jalynlyde@paterson.k12.nj.us

Teacher in the school

Mr. Claude Wilson

973-321-0520 ext.10520

clwilson@paterson.k12.nj.us

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michelle Van Hoven

973-321-0520 ext.52137

vanhovenm@paterson.k12.nj.us


RPHS ABR Score
64 out of 78
District ABR Score
59 out of 78

Link to District ABR Report

T.J. Best,
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us

973-321-2404

Welcome to the drama department

The drama department is dedicated to providing students with the artistic and intellectual foundations necessary for a successful life in the professional theatre and other similar disciplines.

our staff


Tiffany Wilson
(Drama Teacher)

Fiona Daubon
(Set Design/Theater)

Drama Classes

1. Introduction to Drama

This course offers an introductory study and practice of theatre arts. Fundamentals of theatre production such as scene study, costuming, lighting, and make-up will be introduced to the student. Students are required to be involved in a production. Attendance for rehearsals and performances is required beyond regular school hours.

2. Speech and Theatre

This course offers intermediate study and practice of theatre arts. It includes instruction in specific acting techniques used in various kinds of dramatic presentations. Emphasis is given to the study of acting theories, styles of set designs using metaphors, methods of set construction, make-up techniques, and lighting design. Participation in a production is a requirement. Attendance for rehearsals and performances is required beyond regular school hours.

3. Stage Design and Scene Study

This course offers a more advanced study in acting and drama production techniques. It includes instruction in specific acting techniques used in various kinds of dramatic presentations. Emphasis is given to the study of acting theories, styles of set designs, methods of set construction, make-up techniques, and lighting design. Participation in a production is a requirement.

4. Master Production and Performance

This course provides an in depth study of the theatre for the serious drama student. It includes advanced acting techniques, theatrical management, directing, stage design/managing and choreography. The course emphasizes the development of unique performing styles as well as solo and ensemble presentations. Attendance for rehearsals and performances is required beyond regular school hours.

5. Set Design and Construction (Elective)

This course focuses on methods of scenery construction. It covers tools, materials, hardware and basic approaches to building scenery using hands-on experience. Special emphasis will be given to the construction of props, scene painting techniques, special effects, and installation.

6. Drama Audition Criteria

Drama candidates are REQUIRED to memorize and perform one of the monologues printed in the audition handbook. In addition, candidates will be required to perform a series of improvisations. A brief interview is also a requirement.

The interviewer will be watching and listening for the following:

1. How well the applicant has developed the character of the selected piece

2. How well the character's emotions and feeling are conveyed

3. Strength of voice, gestures, facial expressions, tempo, posture, speech.