The Drama Program offers students the opportunity for creative discovery and expression. Drama represents life skills: self-confidence, improved speech, creative problem solving, and teamwork.
Junior students showcase their acting, singing and dancing talents in small class or grade productions throughout the year.
The Senior School puts on one major drama production per year. Most recently, the York Rose Players presented The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Previous productions have included The Addams Family Musical, Midsummer Jersey, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Girls of the Garden Club, Wizard of Oz, Arrivals and Departures, So Much to Tell You, 7 Stories, and Fame.
Drama coursework in the Senior School involves theme-based scenes, scripted tales, role-play, theatre techniques, and performance. The girls build skills in improvisation, body and voice work, character development, mime, and vocal expression while rehearsing student-written scripts.
Scene study involves classical and contemporary scripts from Restoration Comedy, Greek Theatre, Shakespeare, American Classics, and Contemporary Canadian Theatre.
Students may also have the opportunity to study film and television including acting, script writing, and production in a variety of genres including animation, commercials, soap opera, situational comedy, drama, horror film, newscast, and documentary.