Drama is alive and well at The Governor's Academy. We stage three full-scale productions each year and offer students the opportunity to find their voice and hone their acting skills. Whether participating in the Afternoon Program or through the beginning of the school year Dead Fish Productions, there's a place for you in our program, no matter how much experience you may have.
Public Presentation Skills
All freshmen take this course, designed to introduce you to the art of talking in front of a group. You'll learn techniques to better deal with nerves, how to best show a PowerPoint presentation, and different ways to use your voice.
GRADE 10, 11, 12
The Actor's Craft
Find your voice, learn stage terms, movement, monologues, stage combat basics, and more about Shakespeare in this course covering both introductory and advanced dramatic concepts.
All students are welcome to join us for a play, comedy, dramatic piece, or student-written production. No prior experience necessary; no audition required. Past shows include:
Rumble in the Garden
The Children's Hour
During the cold and dark winter months, what better antidote than putting on a full-scale musical? All students are welcome; no prior experience necessary. Lead roles will be auditioned at the beginning of the season. Students wishing to be part of the ensemble do not need to audition. Past shows include:
Singin' in the Rain
The Wedding Singer
Beauty and the Beast
Spring Drama (or) Spring Musical
In the spring, we choose to perform a play, comedy, dramatic piece, or another musical based on student involvement and interest. No prior experience necessary; lead roles will be auditioned at the beginning of the season. Students wishing to be part of the ensemble do not need to audition. Past shows include:
9 to 5: The Musical
Arsenic and Old Lace
Dead Fish Productions presents Preseason Drama
Our student-directed production company gets together during the varsity athletics preseason period to rehearse a short one-act play which is performed for the entire Gov's community on the morning of the first day of classes. New during the 2013-14 school year, the program featured 15 actors and actresses performing Thirteen Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview and was a smash success.
"The music program has gotten me ready to head out to major in Music at BU this coming fall. I hate to leave, though!"
JENNA NEE '14
"Having the chance to conduct a piece for the select chorus was amazing. What an awesome opportunity."
KATE DUVAL '14
"High school would have been terrible without music. They are just so helpful and want you to succeed."
ERIC HARROLD '13