St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s award winning Drama Program provides students with a number of opportunities to become involved in this exciting artistic field. Open to all students, the Drama Program offers two mainstage productions every year that provide opportunities in acting, stage management, lighting and sound design, makeup, costume design and construction, and publicity.
Thespian State Competition, March, 2016
- Duet Acting team of Gabriela Faxas and Michelle Palm
- Acting Ensemble of Ashley-Marie Poitevien, Alexa Hui and Bob Lawlor.Superior Ratings
- Emma Seeger for Monologues
- Duet Acting teams of Summer Benson and Evan Curry, Michael Dufek and Emma Seeger, and Alexa Hui and Samara Chahine.
- Emma Seeger in Monologues and the Duet Acting team of Alexa Hui and Samara Chahine earned ratings of Superior from all of their judges with Alexa Hui and Samara Chahine earning perfect scores.
Additionally, St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s award winning troupe includes members of the International Thespian Society, an honors society that recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. STA’s Thespian Troupe competes every year in a district festival and in its short history has competed at the state festival every year of the troupe’s existence.
The Drama Program remains open to all students and has a history of support throughout the school, from the Athletic Department to Social Sciences and Theology. Athletes, technology students, and many others participate every year in the program, both on stage and behind the scenes in such plays as Little Shop of Horrors, Harvey, Dead Man Walking, and Grease.
The STA Drama Program, a proud participant in the local Cappies program, gives students the opportunity to collaborate with students from local schools, critiquing local high school theatre and having their critiques published in local newspapers. STA actors and technicians have garnered numerous nominations and awards at the annual Cappies Gala presented each spring at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Raider Thespians competed December 5, 2015, in the District Thespian Festival. Click on the link for a list of the awards: