Drama at Rawson Saunders is an exciting platform for safe expression and focused utilization of the imagination. Through their work in the classroom, students increase creativity, originality, sensitivity, fluency, and confidence while developing important communication and cooperation skills. Students learn different styles of acting including pantomime, improvisation, monologue, and scene work and study the history of the theatre. Additionally, many of our activities are used to increase the sense of community in the classroom. Students have the opportunity throughout the year to participate in school performances.
Our talented student actors had the extraordinary experience of performing for the public in a professional venue. The Rawson Saunders 2013 production of Peter Pan was performed at the Stateside Theatre at the Paramount. It was the first time the Stateside partnered with a school for a show and both shows completely sold out weeks before opening night! The Stateside also mentored our student tech crew.
It was an incredible evening in Neverland—full of thrills, laughs, music, dance, drama, and swashbuckling adventure! Thanks to the cast, crew, amazing team of volunteers, and especially our drama director, Emily Beatty, for such a phenomenal show!
PETER PAN at the Stateside Theatre!