Drama Committee Leadership Team:
Co-Chairs: Nan Houston and Natalie Merry
Treasurer and Former Chair: Lori Mudge
Volunteer Coordinators: Beth Davis Craig and Rebecca Trlica
Technical Director: Stephen McGehee
Costume Director: Catherine Arnold
Consultants: AJ Silva
Former Chair: Edith Fuchs
After School Drama Coordinator: Tara Kaine
The priorities of the Salmon Bay After School Drama Program are to:
- Create a multi-age community where students have the opportunity to learn from and support each other and take on leadership roles.
- To provide each student with an experience that honors their individual talents and creativity, gives them opportunities to shine, differentiating to their age, experience, endurance, ability, and commitment level, while respecting their time, and helping them see the ways they are an integral part of this large community experience.
Salmon Bay After School Drama Committee Mission Statement:
Salmon Bay has a robust after school drama program. As an educational theatre program, our goal is to provide multiple, varied, meaningful, and differentiated opportunities for children at every grade level, while supporting and contributing to the Salmon Bay community at large.
In our programming, we strive to create a multi-age communities where students have the opportunity to learn from and support each other, to build leadership skills, and demonstrate initiative and independence in their learning. In all of our projects we aim to provide each student with an experience that honors their individual talents and creativity while differentiating to their age, experience, endurance, ability, and commitment level. We plan our classes and plays respecting students’ time, making every effort to ensure they have a voice, and are an integral part of the experience. We select our content and material with the larger community in mind, upholding the Salmon Bay culture of promoting understanding for multiple perspective, individuality, and difference.
Our program includes multiple after school plays and several after school classes offered over the course of our school year. We had more than 300 students grades K-8 participate in our activities during the 2014-2015 school year. All after school drama activities are organized and produced by our Drama Committee, a group of highly-engaged parent volunteers, and receive the support of FOSB and the Administration. Our committee is dedicated to bringing highly-skilled directors and teaching artists to work with the students of Salmon Bay. The committee works hard to ensure that decisions reflect the needs of the students, the parent body, and the school at large.