2014 Workshops

Mark Northrup - Respondent

Mark Northrup

Respondent for the 56th Annual High School Drama Festival: Mark Northrup is an English teacher at Penfield High School in Rchester, NY.  Mark graduated from SUNY Oswego with a dual B.A. in Theatre and English in 2001 and received his MA from Columbia Univeristy in 2003. 


(subject to change)

ARCADIA COSTUME DESIGN led by Kitty Macey How do you build a cohesive show design using stock, rental and in shop build?   Learn how to strategically blend your current costume stock, pick smart rentals and building custom pieces to create a cohesive costume design for your production. Featuring a behind the curtain look at the making of our Arcadia costume, wig and make-up runway.

TECH OLYMPICS led by Suzayn Mackenzie-Roy  Teams, of two people each, compete in 5 events. The competition will have staggered starting times, with each event not lasting longer than 10 minutes. The events are tentative and procedures subject to change- but will include challenges in lighting, sound, knot tying, props and wardrobe.

STORYTELLING AND ALL THAT JAZZ!  led by Jonel Langenfeld workshop will be offered as one, double session

ACTING  led by Jon Smiley

HANDS ON! led by Judy McCabe  

SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP  led by Joan Hart Willard

PLAYGROUND led by Henry Shikongo Loaded with tons of theater games this workshop will focus on training the students body's in concentration, relaxation, imagination, motivation, adaptation and spontaneity.



IMPROV led by Gary Izzo