Creative Arts offerings enhance the skills taught in every classroom at Derryfield. Theatre productions and drama electives encourage students to explore the human experience by examining the world around them. By stepping outside of their comfort zones, students discover that creativity knows no bounds.
Students can participate in each aspect of every theatre production, from performing on stage or in the pit to working on the various technical aspects of a show. In theatre electives, students are exposed to different facets of performance, such as theatre history, acting technique, script study, improvisation, and character development. Students learn first-hand how theatre mirrors real life and can be used as a tool to effectively communicate new ideas.
The Magic of the Stage
The creative arts department is thrilled to announce the mainstage productions for the Derryfield Players 2021-2022 season:
Upper School Play: 12 Angry Jurors - November 4-5, 2021
Upper School Musical: Mama Mia - February 3-5, 2022
Middle School Musical: Shrek Jr. - May 20-21, 2022
Composition of Film
American Comedy: A History in Film, Radio, and Television
The middle school musical is open to all seventh and eighth graders each fall. Every student who auditions is cast. This ensemble experience helps to create an inclusive environment for students to experiment and learn from their peers. Recent productions include: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Annie, and Cinderella.
The upper school musical, which is performed each winter, is a production open to ninth through twelfth graders. Past productions have included: Pippin, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Phantom of the Opera.
The upper school play is an opportunity for ninth through twelfth grade actors to perform in a non-musical. Recent productions, performed each spring, have included: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Crucible, and Almost, Maine.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.