In Residence – Los Angeles Drama Club

Current School Programs

Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary

Los Angeles Drama Club has been a part of the Joyner curriculum since 2019, working primarily with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. During our residency, we meet with each class once per week, as our teaching artists guide the students in theater games, vocal and physical exercises, and exploration of Shakespeare’s stories and text. The residency culminates in a performance to which classmates, parents and friends of the school are invited. Joyner is affiliated with Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.

Girls Academic Leadership Academy

Los Angeles Drama Club has been in residence as an after-school program at Girls Academic Leadership Academy since 2017. Students electing to participate pay a small fee (scholarships are provided to all Title I students, and are available to others on application), and are cast in a Shakespeare production. In addition to rehearsing the play, students receive instruction in vocal technique, movement technique and Shakespearean text work. The session culminates in two public performances.

Production History

Love’s Labors Lost – May 2019
Macbeth – December 2018
Much Ado about Nothing – May 2018
The Tempest – December 2017

New West Charter

Los Angeles Drama Club has been in residence as an after-school program at New West Charter since 2019. Students electing to participate pay a small fee (scholarships are provided to all Title I students, and are available to others on application), and are cast in a Shakespeare production. In addition to rehearsing the play, students receive instruction in vocal technique, movement technique and Shakespearean text work. The session culminates in two public performances.

Production History

Twelfth Night (in rehearsal) – December 2019
The Tempest – May 2019