JEB Stuart Drama – What and Why?
The Stuart Drama Department involves students at all grade levels in a wide range of credited classes as well as extracurricular activities. The department strives to provide students with a safe, professional, positive working environment in which to explore the many elements of Theatre Arts. Classes are all highly participatory and engage the whole student – voice, body, intellect, imagination, heart.
Participating in Theatre Arts classes and extracurricular activities gives students a fun and challenging way to develop professional and personal skills. The department programs guide students to be articulate communicators, effective collaborators, wise risk takers, motivated innovators and more. Stuart Drama aims to give students experiences that develop skills in high demand in the 21st Century work place and our rapidly changing world.
Jewel Schrader Orem: Mrs. Schrader has an MA in Arts Management and Theatre Education from American University and a BFA in Acting from Boston University. She has been a professional actress for over twenty years, and a director and educator for over fifteen. As an actress she has appeared at Round House Theatre, the Folger, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Stage Guild, The Studio Theatre, Theatre J, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and Scena Theatre. Some of the companies Mrs. Schrader has worked with as a director and educator include: Omaemoda Productions, Didadtic Theatre Co., Imagination Stage, Norwood School, and American University. Mrs. Schrader comes to Stuart High School from Hyattsville, MD where she was the Chair of the Theatre Department at the Jim Henson Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Northwestern High School. She, as always, is grateful for the support of TBG, her husband, her family of pups, and all her students for what they have taught her.