New Dramat Term

dramat - zachHey guys,

It’s been a busy start to the term. At the beginning of each term our drama club on campus, called Dramat, holds auditions for the normally brief plays that they put on each weekend in a small-theater setting called the black box. These plays are student directed as well as being performed by the students, and are sometimes even student written. In the fall, I directed the opening scene of the acclaimed HBO show “The Newsroom”. It was a great experience, and relatively brief – the play was only about 15 minutes long. This term I went back to acting, and I am now involved in a somewhat more ambitious theatrical attempt: a full-length version of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. Including the director, the cast is 15 students, the largest I have ever seen in a Dramat play. I play the part of Kent, Lear’s loyal but unloved duke, servant, and friend. This is the kind of diversity that Dramat offers – it appeals to both experienced, dedicated actors and directors that want to tackle a Shakespeare play to novice actors that want to join a quick 15 minute play, to comedians, writers, and more. Lear will go up mid to late spring – I’ll keep everyone updated!

Zach

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About Zach

Hometown: North Hampton, NH Class: 2015 Favorite Restaurant in town: Las Olas is classic, but you should probably check out The Tavern too. Favorite Assembly: Exeter Association of Rock Favorite Cartoon Character as a kid: Timmy Turner from the Fairly Odd Parents Hey guys! My name is Zach, and I'm a four year senior at PEA. For nearly 8 years, I've lived about 15 minutes away from campus in the neighboring town of North Hampton. Along with about a fifth of the school (some 200 kids), I'm a day student here. I moved to the area the summer before 4th grade, and on the way into town, before I had even seen my new house, we happened to drive through campus. At the time I knew nothing about the school, but that didn't stop me from declaring that this was the high school that I would go to. 8 years later, I'm still happy I made that decision. Here at Exeter, I spend time acting, playing guitar, and rowing, a sport which I had never thought about participating in until I got to campus. I also take Spanish, and I am cohead of the Improv club, Muslim Students Association, and board member of Dramat, the school Drama club, on campus. I hope I can give you guys a good idea of how unique a place Exeter really is.