Student Life

Drama Club

Drama Club Overview

The Lexington Drama Club is committed to providing theatrical and artistic educational opportunities to students. Through membership in the Drama Club, students gain a diverse experience in the arts, both on-stage and behind the scenes. Students learn about acting, stage terminology, set building, lighting, costuming, makeup, and program design.

Drama Club strengthens students’ communication and interpersonal skill and promotes literacy and critical thinking. Students gain a greater sense of independence, confidence, and responsibility - qualities that transfer over to their everyday lives.

Participation is open to any high school student who would like to participate and can commit to the attendance expectations for their role. Rehearsals are held after-school and, occasionally, on weekends. Students should be able to travel independently or have transportation provided by their parents or guardians. Evening performances are usually held in mid-December and are open to the general public for a nominal ticket price.

DRAMA CLUB NEWS

For the second time in three years, a Lexington Drama Club production has been chosen for showcasing in the annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival. This year's Festival will be held virtually on May 17th. Participation in the Festival was awarded to five outstanding public high school theatrical productions from across New York City. Lexington was selected for its original production, Diverse Connections. Lexington students will be featured in a selection of clips from the production including “Vanity and the Reflection,” “Through My Son’s Eyes,” “I Am Me,” and “Who Am I?” as well as a special musical performance with students from all five schools.
 
The Lexington Drama Club has also been selected for showcasing in the seventh annual Queens Borough Arts Festival. The jurors selected Diverse Connection’s "Nap Revolution,” to be featured in the Festival’s virtual showcase, which will be released in early June 2021 with students highlighted on the Festival webpage. Watch our webpage for links to both festivals!

For our Spring 2021 production, Diverse Connections, the Drama Club collected stories from people of different backgrounds to create a series of vignettes about who we are and how we connect as people. The six cast members were fortunate to hone their skills with professional deaf artists - Monique Holt, John McGinty and Alexandria Wailes - thanks to the generous support of Rhys McClelland and The Public Theatre.

Prior Drama Club Shows

  • Diverse Connections - 2021
  • Once Upon A Mattress - 2019
  • A Christmas Carol – 2018
  • Oh Brother! – 2017
  • The Laramie Project – 2015
  • The Nitwits – 2014
  • You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! – 2013
  • Nothing Happened – 2012
  • Class Action - 2011