2021 POWERS CATHOLIC VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
Students from all backgrounds have an opportunity to learn various aspects of performance, from voice and movement, to dialect and classical styles. Each production also gives students an opportunity to work back stage and experience the technical side of theatre. From prop and set construction to sound and lighting design, this program emphasizes the production in its entirety. The Powers Catholic Theatre Department produces two shows a year which they perform for the public and the Powers community. The productions are not only acted out by students, they are also completely run by students once in performance. That means that students run the lights, operate sound and spotlight, manage props, run scene changes, and take care of things backstage. Students learn to use the same physical, vocal and text exercises that professional stage actors have used for decades, and gain a deeper appreciation not only for the plays, but also for the skill needed to effectively perform classic and contemporary works. Students also have the opportunity to increase their skill at improvisation, both in scenes and games. If someone were to peek in the auditorium on a Friday afternoon, they’re likely to see drama students performing scenes and building the most fundamental acting skills.
The theatre program provides a unique environment where students have the opportunity to make quality theater with creative freedom. All theatre productions are performed in the Powers Auditorium comprised of 394 seats (four handicapped). The stage has been named for the late Karen E. Fraction-Hamilton, a professional actress, dancer, and spokesmodel who also was an alumna of Powers Catholic (1976). Ms. Fraction died in 2007 and the stage has been named in her honor thanks to generous donations from Karen's family, friends, and fans.
See more about Karen at www.karenfraction.com.
The Addams Family, 2019