Drama

Accept the Challenge to Hone Your Talent

Throughout the years, NDP has delighted audiences with brilliant musical theater performances by our award-winning drama program. Many of the actors in these galleries have gone on to experience enormous success in college and professionally in theater, music, film, choreography and choir.

There are two ways to get involved in Drama at NDP. We offer drama classes for students interested in learning acting techniques and stage management. Drama is also a club for students who wish to be involved in theater, but do not have room in their schedule for drama courses.
 
NDP presents two drama productions per year; one non-musical and one musical. Recent performances include Not Your Average Zombie Apocalypse and Shrek the Musical. All students are encouraged to audition for a role or join the backstage crew and tech team.
 
Drama Club is one of the largest clubs on campus provides is a great way for freshmen to get involved and make new friends. Drama classes help students with their confidence in public speaking and presentations.

We encourage all students to accept the challenge to audition and give the stage a try.

Drama News!

  • The 2020-21 Drama Club moderator is Ms. Esther Sequeira.
  • Senior-Directed One Act Plays are set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 and 1  and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 . READ MORE. Read the show program. Tickets are now available at ndpsaints.org/boxoffice.
  • Our performing arts students participated in the making of our virtual "ask" to help raise the final $2 million dollars needed to complete the capital campaign for the St. Catherine of Bologna Performing Arts Center. Watch the video below. Click here to give to the Vision 2020 building fund.
  • The NDP Players earned 7 nominations and one win at NYA Awards. Congrats to Bennett Curran on the win!

Take A Glimpse Inside The PAC!

Thank you to Letitia Frye, Mr. Hemmo, Mr. Powers and the many performing arts  and NDP Live students for lending us their talent to make this video. 

Senior-Directed One Act Plays

Dec. 4 and 5 |  Fri. 7 p.m. | Sat. 1 and 7 p.m. | NDP Cafeteria

The Senior One Acts are as follows:

Murdered Mystery by Karl Garner
Directed by Ashton Rains
Synopsis: Murdered Mystery is a quirky theatrical comedy in which actors in the midst of performing a play constantly break character and ultimately derail the plot of their own show with their constant bickering. Will the cast be able to stop bickering and pointing fingers long enough for them to solve the murder? 
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado

Squad Goals by Don Zolidis
Directed by Sabrina Wetzler and Faith Scaramella
Synopsis: Squad Goals is a boisterous and energetic comedy in which a delusional basketball coach holds tryouts to find the perfect player to round out his team. There is just one catch, the coach doesn't want a good player so his team can make it to state, but a player to complete his desire to be the ultimate underdog team you see in those inspiring sports films. 
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com

Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith
Directed by Bennett Curran
Synopsis: Dark Road is a visceral and harrowing tragedy that explores the psychology of evil and how ordinary people become monsters. Greta, convicted for crimes against humanity as a guard at Auschwitz-Birkenau, is interviewed by journalist Daimler who forces her to confront every decision she made that got her to where she is.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com

Meet MS SEQUEIRA

New Drama Teacher

Esther Sequeira graduated from the University of Dallas in 2016 with a BA in Drama. She developed and taught a 4-week summer theater camp for elementary and middle schooler students at St. Jeanne De Lestonnac Catholic School in Temecula, CA and taught theater for 3 years at Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert, CA.

Esther has both performed on the stage and directed theater for the past 7 years. Theater credits include: Mona Lucrezia in Someone from Assisi by Thorton Wilder (University of Dallas); The Old Woman in Candide! by Leonard Bernstein (University of Dallas); Fantine in Les Miserables by Schonberg and Boublil (University of Dallas); Light design for Am I Blue? by Beth Henley (University of Dallas) and The Frog Prince by David Mamet (University of Dallas); Set Design for God by Woody Allen (University of Dallas) and The Doctor in Spite of Himself by Moliere translated by Lady Gregory (University of Dallas); Assistant Director, Hamlet and Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Shakespeare in the Vines) and Electra by Sophocles adapted by Rob Crisell (Full Circle Players); Director,  The Furies by Aeschylus, Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, High School Musical by David Simpatico, and Dracula by Steven Dietz (XCPHS Palm Desert, CA).

When she is not teaching or directing, Esther enjoys embroidery, water coloring, and delving into the world of historical fashion and dress. 

Drama Photo Gallery

2014

2014 Urinetown

2017

2017 The Sound of Music

2019

Not Your Average Zombie Apocalypse

2015

2015 The Addams Family

2018

2018 Curtains

2020

2020 Into The Woods

2016

2016 Big Fish

2019

2019 Shrek the Musical