Major Production Course Track

Drama I

Students on NMYA’s “Major Production Track”, begin with our Drama I course.

This hands-on, fun-filled, action-packed semester focuses on

  • Improvisation
  • Emotional Recall
  • Sense Memory
  • Stage Directions
  • Stage Presence
  • Stage Stunts
  • Self-Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • And much more!

The course culminates with a public presentation of scenes on the final day of the term. Each student enrolled in Drama I will have a role in the final presentation.

Summer session of Drama I meets the requirements for the Major Production Course Track.

Advanced Drama – Major Production

Prerequisite: Students must complete our Drama I course prior to enrollment in Advanced Drama.

Our advanced drama course provides the opportunity for students to engage what they learned in Drama I. Each semester, NMYA’s Advanced Drama course produces and performs one musical and two plays. Students will be cast into one of the shows for the semester.

How does it work?

Auditions are held during the first week of the semester. Students will sing, dance, and read from the scripts. Directors make casting decisions based on student ability, while factoring in availability for rehearsal times. All students in Advanced Drama are guaranteed a role in one of our productions for the semester. The remainder of the semester is spent training and rehearsing for their performance. (See schedule notes below for date details.)
Throughout the semester, the students have the ability to enhance the skills they gained in Drama I.

Schedule Notes

Auditions and the start of the semester:

Auditions: August 8, 9, and 10; 6 to 8:30 pm. August 12; 9:00 to 11:00 am. Call times may vary.

Rehearsals and the rest of the semester:

Once casting is complete, the individual productions have separate rehearsal schedules.

  • Musical (Oz!) rehearses Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 –  8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 – 11:00 am. Call times may vary. Performances at National Hispanic Cultural Center, November 16-18, 2023.
  • Play (Stuart Little) rehearses Monday and Wednesday 5:30 – 8:45 pm. Call times may vary. Performances at local schools and at South Broadway Cultural Center, December 3, 2023.
  • Play (The Bully Plays) rehearses Wednesday 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Call times may vary. Performances at local schools and at Vortex Theater, December 9, 2023.