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Students in grades six through twelve are eligible to join Parker’s after school drama club, Dramatiques, for course credit. Auditions are held for the fall play and spring musical, and students may get involved both onstage and behind the scenes as stage managers, costumers, make-up artists, assistant directors, choreographers, lighting designers/technicians, props managers, program designers and house managers.
PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
The Parker School Performing Arts Program includes elective classes, student clubs and our after-school program, Dramatiques. We seek to develop creative, intelligent, and compassionate artist-scholars. Through the study of various disciplines (including acting, dance, chorus, musical theatre, dramaturgy, technical theatre, and theatre management, our program strives to:
- nurture creativity at various levels of participation in course electives and extracurricular productions, in order to prepare students for college majors and professions and to foster life-long appreciation of the cultural and performing arts
- challenge and inspire our students towards excellence through learning experiences that develop aesthetic and critical skills as well as foster respect, joy, collaboration, leadership, socialization, and intercultural communication through the arts
- entertain, reflect and serve our school, community, and island `ohana by presenting public performances inclusive of classic and contemporary plays, original student work, and art forms rooted in and connected to the culture of Hawai`i
PARKER SCHOOL THEATRE
The historic Parker School Theatre primarily serves as the learning center of our performing arts classes and productions, as well as a gathering place for our school’s events and meetings. Our theatre also functions as a unique community venue shared by visiting presenters such as performing groups, theatre companies, film festivals, and non-profit organizations.