Become a Member of the NDP Players!
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.
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 as well as acting skills.
NDP presents two drama productions per year; one non-musical and one musical. We won local acclaim for our production of Little Women in 2021 and Cinderella in 2022.
Auditions for the Spring 2023 musical will be held in early January 2023. All students are encouraged to audition for a role or join the backstage crew and tech team. Contact Ms. Sequeria if you have questions.
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.