Teachers - Drama
There are many awesome VIDEO LINKS of my Theatre Arts class performances as well as their international trips at the bottom of this page.
At the age of 21, I began teaching full time at CHHS. I have taught Social Studies, Art, Paper and Photography Arts and all levels of Drama and Theatre Arts at our school for the last 20 years. My Art program has also been recognized at the National Fine Arts Conference in Toronto. I have been fortunate to be nominated for an “Excellence in Teaching” award through the Alberta Provincial Government and Alberta Learning. I teach Drama 10, 20, 30 Theatre Arts 10, 20, 30 and Performing Arts 7, 8, 9 courses.
My coaching experiences include being the Head Coach for Medicine Hat College Woman’s Fastball teams for many years and as coach for the CHHS Boy’s Baseball team for 18 years. I attended University on Fastball and academic scholarships and was fortunate to play Fastball on Team Alberta for three years.
There are 19 full length plays for the Theatre Arts classes which I have directed. I have also directed 10 musicals at CHHS including The Addams Family, All Shook Up, Young Frankenstein, Guys and Dolls, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Happy Days, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Back To The 80’s, Disney’s High School Musical On Stage! and Annie. All shows have been successful - playing to full houses for the run of the production. CHHS was awarded the first Canadian and the first High School contract in North America for the musical Happy Days.
Theatre Arts is a unique program at CHHS with a focus is on staging major performances. Students become trained in all areas of production. Our students take the knowledge and experiences gained in our classes and succeed in University programs and professional settings. There is an extensive list of Theatre Arts graduates who are accepted into top university performance programs and technical theatre programs throughout North America each year who work professionally.
Productions have received critical acclaim for the music, acting, dancing and singing. This has been achieved by collaborating with the band program under the Direction of Curtis Perrin and a partnership with Vocal Director Ralph Browne.
There are about 6,500 audience members who purchase tickets to see CHHS productions each year. Closer to 10,000 people see our students perform each year when we include the Rotary Music Festival, international trip performances and other public performances. Audiences can expect shows the last week of November and the first two weeks of February each year. Get ready for The Lion King Jr. and Bonnie and Clyde musicals this year from CHHS.
The Theatre Arts classes, who perform in the musical, travel internationally to perform and to receive world class master workshop training from theater professionals.