"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them".
- Twelfth Night(Act II, Scene V). William Shakespeare
Our Thespian Troupe has been working for over 30 years to produce quality theatre education, and productions. Students are responsible for continuing the tradition of hard work, flexibility, collaboration, and artistic expression. From children’s shows to Shakespeare, from musicals to work in class, DHS theatre strives to provide a space where personal growth happens.
WHAT DID WE LEARN?
Our classes recently had the incredible opportunity to have a workshop with Tumelo Michael Moloi, a native to South Africa and a Cirque performer of 11 years.
He told us stories of his home country and taught us a bit of Patsula!
Thank you, Michael!
A Truly Magic Tree House
Our production team came up with the outstanding idea to give EVERY child that saw our Children's Show this year a free book version of the play we performed. With our heads put together, we came up with the idea to reach out to Mary Pope Osborne via Twitter and ask for a way to receive discounted books. With unmatched graciousness, we received ALL the books we needed and are bursting at the seams to share her kind statement and some heartwarming images:
Mary Pope Osborne, award-winning children's book author of more than 100 books for children and young adults, including the best-selling Magic Tree House (MTH) series, donated over 1,300 copies of MTH Book #2, The Knight at Dawn, to Dallas High School to show her support for their performance of the Magic Tree House original musical by the same name. Mary's donation, which will provide free books to Title 1 elementary students in the Dallas, OR area was made through her Classroom Adventures/Gift of Books Program. This literacy initiative provides resources and grants to teachers who use MTH books in their classrooms. Visit www.MTHClassroomAdventures.org. Mary is thrilled to provide these books to children who will see the performance to enhance their experience by making a valuable and important connection between literacy and the arts. For more about MTH and Mary, visit www.MagicTreeHouse.com, Magic Tree House, and follow Mary on Twitter, @MaryPopeOsborne.