Maryvale Drama Club Troupe 480 Attends the Arizona Thespian Festival

Posted by Joseph Haley on 11/25/2015

The Maryvale Drama Club Troupe 480 attended the Arizona Thespian Festival, November 21, and out of 90 schools, they were selected to receive the Governors Proclamation “Theatre in our Schools Month” Award. It was given for outstanding service in the community through theatre. This award is given out annually to a troupe that exemplifies the benefits of Theatre education to a school, its students and its community. Some of its community service activities include “Trick or Treat so Tots Eat” food drive where the students created a haunted house and students received a discount on admission for bringing in food for St. Mary’s food bank. The drama club hosted the El Teatro group from Colorado that held school performances, and the students operate the sound and music for home football/basketball games.

 “The award is also for providing our own students the opportunity to learn and grow through theatre and stagecraft in our school and building theatre education in Arizona and creating something positive here in our community,” Theatre Arts teacher Patrick Shanahan said.