Scottish Accent Work

45 high school students sit in a circle speaking in unison, “The dairty pairple kairtains.”  They are learning a Scottish Accent for the musical Brigadoon, so “the dirty purple curtians” becomes a garbled mess of glottal stops and rolled R’s. It’s fun to listen to them learn a new way to form their words.  Jill … More Scottish Accent Work

The importance of theater in public schools

by Mallory Waugh Unfortunately, high school theater departments, along with other fine art departments, often get cut due to budgeting. A slap in the face to an already dying art culture in western societies, cutting theater departments often creates more problems than solutions because the benefits derived from adolescent involvement in theater are often lost … More The importance of theater in public schools

How theatre helps you get a job

Theatre students develop a variety of skills that are attractive to employers across all fields. Some of the top skills a Theatre student develop include: • Effective writing and oral communication skills • Ability to read, reflect, and critique • Working collaboratively in a interdisciplinary environment • Meeting deadlines and managing time • Understanding components … More How theatre helps you get a job

Why Theatre?

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest − a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our … More Why Theatre?

College Essay Part 3

An old leather bound book sits on my desk –gold lettering, musky smell, and weighty with the knowledge it holds. My copy of William Shakespeare’s Complete Works. Every drama nerd has one, as a proud member of that minority, so do I. It looks used, yellowing pages bookmarked to highlight my favorite passages, ones that … More College Essay Part 3


Monday after school my break ended, I no longer could go home at 4pm.  Me being able to do this was rare to begin with, but nonetheless I liked that two week break where I could pretend to have a life outside the theatre.  Then Monday happened, and my life became consumed by theatre, music … More Brigadoon

College Essays Part 1

Written by: William Dowsett (2012) Black out. My hands are sweaty, my throat is closing: the butterflies. Trapped between two support systems compiled of two-by-fours, I maneuver meticulously so that I can peer between the plywood that separates fact and fiction, reality and fantasy, what “is” and what “could be.” Like popping light bulbs, miscellaneous … More College Essays Part 1

Acting 1 Finals

I love Acting I finals, they work so hard throughout the semester and then their final hurrah is a short film featuring their acting talents.  This year I have been pleasantly surprised at the amazing quality of their work.  Please enjoy some wonderful videos! <p><a href=”″>The Magic Ball</a> from <a href=”″>Homestead Theatre Department</a> on <a … More Acting 1 Finals