The following film project is from the 2018-2019 school year and was created in the Theatre Production class at Wakeland. This film project is an introduction for producing a film for the 2019-2020 school year UIL Film contest. A lot of time and effort went into this film so we hope you enjoy!
Based on an original script written by Delaney Mann.
Directed by Kyra Bridges
Edited by Matt Reno
All company members are named in the opening credits.
Auditions will be held for our first production of the year, You Can’t Take it With You, on August 19 and 20 after school. To be onstage, you will need to fill out the audition form linked below and prepare a one-minute comic monologue. Also, be prepared to cold read. You will sign up for an audition day the first week of school.
If you wish to work backstage, please also fill out the form linked below. If you indicate you wish to be a crew lead, Mr. Yowell will conduct interviews the week of August 19th as well.
Here we go, you guys!
The link to the form is: www.wakelandtheatre.com/YCTIWYAuditions
Come celebrate Mrs. Leffel and her family this Tuesday, July 30th at 5pm!
Contact Leah Zalenski for the location and any further questions.
Please bring $5 for food and party expenses.
We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Wolverine Theatre team, Mr Aaron Yowell. He is very excited to meet the wonderful people of Wakeland Theatre and is ready to start a great year! Below is just a little bit about him.
Mr. Yowell was born and raised in Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado. To start his teaching career, Mr. Yowell was a high school choir teacher for four years. In 2011, Mr. Yowell moved to Frisco, Texas to be closer to his family. Mr. Yowell taught all things Performing Arts at Leadership Prep School for six years before moving to Plano ISD last year. While at LPS, Mr. Yowell’s students won State Championships in OAP at both the Middle School and High School levels. In 2018, Mr. Yowell graduated with his Master of Arts in Theatre from Regent University. Last year in Plano, Mr. Yowell’s students took 1st place in the Plano ISD UIL OAP festival. This school year will be Mr. Yowell’s twelfth year of teaching. Mr. Yowell is married and has a beautiful baby girl. In his very fleeting spare time, Mr. Yowell is a member of the Repertory Company Theatre in Richardson. This spring/summer he was Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia, and will be Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical in July. Mr. Yowell is extremely excited to work with the staff and students and cannot wait to carry on the legacy of excellent theatre at Wakeland High School.
After 12 amazing years as the Technical Director at Wakeland, I am leaving to pursue a new path. This past spring I applied at the University of Central Florida, specifically to their inaugural MFA program in Theatre – Themed Experiences, and was accepted. The decision to move forward with the program was not taken lightly, and there were many tears as I wrestled with the decision. However, those of you who know me well know that themed experiences (ie: theme park design), is something I am deeply passionate about. Truly, your creativity and spirit is what has given me the courage to take this leap.
While this is very exciting for me and my family, it is also very bittersweet. How am I supposed to say goodbye to all of you? I can’t even begin to tell you all how much you mean to me, and how much I will miss each of you. You are all amazing. It has been an honor being your technical director, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things that each of you accomplishes in the future. I hope we can all get together one more time before we leave so that I can see you again! Thank you for being exactly who you are.
Love you 3000.
– Mrs. Leffel
Join us for a Drama Club event each month of the summer!
- June 14th- Flag Day party @6pm
-Celebrate Flag Day by bringing a food item from your favorite country to Isa’s House!
-Bring a swimsuit and towel
- July 20th- Once Upon a Mattress watch party
-Come watch next years musical Once Upon a Mattress with us!
-Time and Location TBA
- August 17th-“Howdy” beginning of the year party
-Celebrate the start of the school year at Pinstack on August 17th from 5-7pm.
-The cost will be $20 per person which includes dinner, unlimited soda, and 2 hours of bowling and games!
Welcome to Drama Club!
2022-2023 Drama Club Officers
Co-Presidents: Piper Mackie & Garrett Bohannan
Vice President: Katherine Bracy
Secretary: Hanna Brookshire
Social Media: Ella Schrack
Historian: Emma De La Paz
Activities: Elena Canton & Gwyneth Miller
Facilities Manager: Calista Cusano
Middle School Programs: Sofia Shopska
Freshman Advisor: Riley Chester