Portsmouth Catholic Drama Club is an after-school drama club in which students rehearse and perform a scripted play. Students in Drama Club learn the basics of stagecraft, self discipline and the importance of hard work, creativity and imaginative play, listening and observation skills, and self confidence. Our students enjoy the rewards that come with working together to achieve a common goal.
Did You Know?
- After-school programs help improve school attendance.
- Participation in drama improves reading comprehension, problem solving, and communication skills.
- Students involved with drama programs outscore non-arts students on standardized tests.
WHEN: Drama Club meets after school for approximately two hours one or two day a week. Auditions are held in early October and the performance is in the fall.
STUDENTS: All Students who audition are given a part in the play. Drama Club is designed for students in grades 3rd-8th.
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