Theatre News for September 2013

Jordan Theatre Marquee

Jordan Drama’s fall play will be Dracula the Count of Comedy, a hilarious spoof written by local playwright and high school drama teacher, Jeff Bengford, and directed by Lee Ann Gray. It’s a play within a play, based on a secret diary with a mysterious missing page. There’s something very peculiar about one of the actors who shows up to audition for the role of Count Dracula. Not only does he claim to be the real Dracula, he seems oddly too short for the role. When the producer decides to turn the play into a musical it only gets more hysterical. This play will definitely not come up short on laughter! Performances are Oct. 24, 25, and 26 in the Multi-Purpose Room. For show times and ticket information, visit the newly updated drama website or email Ms. Gray at: lgray@pausd.org.

Jordan Theatre Students Attend Thespian Leadership/Tech Conference

Five Jordan theatre students attended the Northern California Thespian Leadership and Technical Theatre Conference on Sept. 7th held at Santa Clara University. Over 200 theatre students from northern California high schools and middle schools attended workshops in costumes, make-up, scene painting, stage management, lighting & sound design. Drama club officers also attended workshops in listening, positive responsibility, goals and priorities to improve communication and leadership skills. Highlights included Comedy Sports improv games and an inspiring keynote speaker address. Each school presented a two-minute showcase. Drama Club president  Nandini Relan performed a monologue to represent Jordan while Ryan Ehrlich, Sam Kim, Kelsey Lu, and Osa Nwokah supported her on stage.