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 orchestra 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.
Mamma Mia Slideshow
The Magic of the Stage
Performing Arts Gallery
The creative arts department is thrilled to announce the mainstage productions for the Derryfield Players 2022-2023 season:
Upper School Play: The Outsiders - November 3-4, 2022
Upper School Musical: The Wedding Singer - February 2-4, 2023
Middle School Musical: Seussical - May 19-20, 2023
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 Bye Bye, Birdie, Frozen Jr., and Shrek Jr.
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.