Fremont Drama Class

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Kristy Frickey, Section Reporter

If you don’t know, Fremont middle school has a drama class. The drama class does tons of games, and a lot of projects to do with acting. As a kid in Drama class, this article is meant to share everyone’s experience in the class, and why next year it should be your elective. 

Mrs. Atwell Keister is the drama class teacher, but we call her Mrs. AK. If it weren’t for her, there would be no drama class. Mrs. AK is a very kind teacher, who helps out a lot of students. “Well, it’s important to remember that everyone is at a different stage in the process, and I couldn’t do this job if I wasn’t patient. Mrs. AK stated, “Every kid deserves patience and I feel like every teacher needs to be patient, or else what’s the point? ” In a way drama class teaches children how to express themselves. You learn how to talk, and feel comfortable in your own skin. A way she teaches us this is through our games. Mrs. AK usually has us play improv games. Improv is basically a performance that is unscripted. We have to think of it as we go. Some of the games are yes and, Zip Zap Zop, and Fortunately, Unfortunately. I decided to ask her what the point of the improv games are, and she said, “I want you to be able to think fast, which is a skill which you can develop. It helps you have fun. It also helps out in the future, with things like job interviews.” These games also help out with the acting project we are working on.  

There is no official news, but she is trying to have us perform a play around the end of May. If it were to happen, the play is called Hoodie. This play is basically about the pressure of school, and the issues children face. It also shows you how to be yourself. 

According to Mrs. AK, “Drama teaches you so much about how to be successful in a post-high high school environment. It helps with team building, and how to work under a deadline. A process of practicing, that something is impossible when you start, but possible in the end.” The main goal of drama class is to make you feel confident in a world that expects perfection. Her goal is to make you comfortable enough to speak up for yourself, and do what makes you happy. Drama class is for everyone, and you learn as you go. You should definitely try drama class out next year.