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CLASS FORMS

Syllabi for the 2021 - 2022 school year will be posted in August 2021.

Drama, Stagecraft, Film

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Welcome!

MCHS Drama, Stagecraft, and Film is an award-winning program. Our students are provided with a safe haven to develop performing, technical, and cinematic skills among the standards of a professional environment. It is our goal to cultivate performers, designers, technicians, writers, directors, and other industry personnel who continue their education and find fulfilling jobs in theater, television, voiceovers, and film.

CLICK HERE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF OUR PROGRAM

The Overview provides a breakdown of our classes, shows, and trips!

lenaea2021winners

Congratulations Lenaea High School Theater Festival winners!

Silver - Monologue

Bronze - Costume and Set Design

Respondent's Choice - Monologue and Musical Theatre Solo

We are proud of all students representing our school and program!

a Peek behind-the-scenes!

MEET THE Director

Director

Denise Elia-Yen is an award-winning actress and director with 30+ years of experience including performances on stage and screen, print, voiceover, on both coasts, and in international theatre festivals representing the United States.

Originally from Long Island, New York, she received back-to-back Excellence in Theatre Principal Actress in a Musical awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle for her portrayals of Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun and Elizabeth Benning in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein: the Musical, among several nominations over the years. Her productions have also received SFBATCC, Marquee Theatre, and Theatre Bay Area awards and nominations for their set, lighting, and sound designs. Mrs. Elia-Yen most recently directed and starred in Left Edge Theatre Company's grand re-opening production of Slow Food, the first in-person production in the North Bay Area post lockdown.

West Side Story

Her first teaching gig was a weekend workshop for Cornell University's Four-H program. For nearly a decade since, she taught privately, and built drama programs at schools and drama camps in Sonoma and Marin counties.

Mrs. Elia-Yen is delighted to be an MCHS puma since 2017! She continues to work as a local actor and director as time allows to keep her skills sharp and current. She holds a B.F.A. in Theater Performance and B.A. in Italian from the Center for the Arts, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, New York. When not in the classroom or on stage, you'll find her at the coast or on her standup paddleboard. She has two grown stepsons and lives with her loving husband and two cats.

Click here to email Mrs. Elia-Yen about the program!

DONATE HERE!

Here's how you can make a tax deductible donation today! We are dependent upon ticket sales and donations to support all the makings of our productions and trips. THANK YOU!

1. Write a check payable to MCHS (write "Drama" in the memo) and mail to:

MCHS Drama Department

c/o Denise Elia-Yen

6975 Montecito Boulevard

Santa Rosa, California 95409

 

2. View our Amazon Wish List:

Theatre and Film QR code

3. Go to our Buy Me a Coffee:

 

We gratefully accept new or gently used:


TOOLS:

measuring tape

carpenter pencils

power tools (drills, sanders, saws, etc.)

rechargeable batteries:

- (AA for bodymics, 18V Ryobi or other for power tools)

- drill battery charging stations

1" screws

drill bits 

adjustable clamps (metal preferred)

sandpaper

mini sledge

flashlights

8' x 1" x 4" , 8' x 2" x 4" lumber

4' x 8' Luann or plywood sheets

 

COSTUMES:

dresses

military uniforms

hats

shoes/boots

costume jewelry and accessories

We accept leftover paint and unique furniture and items, too! Email program director Denise Elia-Yen to arrange delivery:

deliayen@srcs.k12.ca.us

Drama & Stagecraft Locker
8/16/14 3:04 PM
10/15/18 8:58 PM
8/12/19 8:05 PM
12/10/20 10:22 PM