A message from Ms. Hannah Jones of the River & Rail Theatre Company, who will be directing our spring play:
I am thrilled to have your children in my after school theatre program! My name is Hannah Jones, and I will be this year’s director for the spring play.
This Friday, February 2nd will be our first meeting/read through from 3:45 – 5:45. I have chosen three plays to read excerpts from with your children to help decide which play we will be performing this spring. Parents, you are more than welcome to attend this meeting! Joshua Peterson (director of A Wrinkle in Time at Sacred Heart Cathedral School and Artistic Director of River & Rail Theatre Company) and I will be there to get to know you and your children. The following week on Wednesday, February 7th we will hold auditions from 2:45 – 5:45. I will discuss further details about auditions on Friday, February 2nd.
A little bit about myself: I am an alumna from the University of Tennessee with my Bachelor’s in Theatre. I am a Knoxville/Maryville native and have been playing around in theatre since I was 10 years old. Most recently I had the wonderful opportunity to be in River & Rail’s production of The Unusual Tale of Mary and Jospeh’s Baby. I have a great desire for the next generation to value and respect the arts and understand the ways that it can help teach empathy and caring of others.
I will have sign up sheets at our first meeting so that I can gather everyone’s emails to better reach you all. I am very excited to work with your children and see where their imaginations can take them!
PLEASE NOTE: The SHCS Drama Program is open to students in grades 5-8.