Drama at GCCA is an exciting opportunity for students to hone their acting and public speaking skills, create a beautiful work of art, and bond with a community of peers and instructors. Each year, GCCA students from 7th-12th grade perform classic plays to exuberant audiences. These have included The Mousetrap, Harvey, Twelve Angry Jurors, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Mr. Ross Kucks, our 7th and 8th grade humanities teacher, is the director and has been directing plays for the last eight years. He works hard to help students reach their full potential on the stage and thoroughly enjoys the process of directing. Mrs. Faith Fedor is co-director and head of costumes, working tirelessly every year to create wonderful costumes, find props, and help give acting direction to the students. These two have worked together for the past four years and make a fantastic team.
Auditions for Drama occur in November and practices begin soon after. Practices occur once a week for the months of December and January, twice a week in February, and four times a week in March. Students are expected to attend all practices and are allowed two excused absences (other than for sickness), but not during the last two weeks of the play. Cost for participation is $75 per student.
Each year the play also needs a light technician, sound technician, and stage crew to help with props and scene changes. During auditions, students can submit their form expressing interest in one of those areas. Preference is usually given to students who have experience in those skills, but Mr. Kucks is always looking for new talent!