Drama Studio PA Minutes
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Purpose and Mission of the Drama Studio PA
The Purpose and Mission of the Drama Studio PA and its yearly fundraising efforts are to support our Drama Studio students and faculty. The Drama Studio PA is a group of parent-volunteers elected by the Drama Studio parent body. In the past few years, Drama
Studio funding has gone to support the following programs and events for our teachers and students (not a complete list):
The Drama PA Studio Annual Appeal supports:
- Drama Student Workshops, Panels, and Master Classes: Theater/Audition Dance Technique Class with Broadway performer and LAG alum Tommy Bracco; 16 Bars and Beyond with Broadway performer Nicholas Rodriguez; The Business of Show with talent agent Jamie Harris from Clear Talent; Audition/Intuition with Broadway choreographer Michele Lynch, Q&A with Alison French, Casting Directory; Introduction to Screenwriting for Short Films with playwright and Lag alum Cayenne Douglass; Songwriting and Introduction to Musical Theater with Larry Pressgrove; Lag parent and improv actor and teacher; Voice Over Workshop with LaG alum and voiceover artist Marisa Dargahi, and much
- Senior Support: Headshots for the senior drama students with Stomping Grounds Studio; industry showcase consultants and website support; senior graduation Most importantly, the Drama PA is a major contributor to the Spring Drama Festival each year.
- Consultants, music directors, special guests, and other in-class support: The PA has supported musical accompaniment for Winter and Spring Sings; special in-class workshops on mask work, stage combat; workshops on on-camera acting and We have purchased props for scenes; new benches, shoe cubbies, and desks for the Drama dance room and office; and plays for our online Theater Library.
- Faculty Support: This year your funds helped supply our drama faculty with the tools needed to teach effectively during the Some items included laptops, Airpods, ring lights, microphones, green screens, and adaptors. We also provided extended-education classes for teachers including a recent Juilliard class, Celebrating Black Playwrights, and Harvard class on Leading for Excellence and Equity. We also celebrate our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and with Holiday Kudos Boards.
Lead Studio Coordinator