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- The 2020-21 Drama Board is busy navigating this unusual year. While a membership in the past would have included early access to tickets & special recognition in our show programs, we are trying to figure out what this year will look like during this trying time. What hasn't changed is our desire to bring theatre and music to life for these children and the community. To do this, we need funds to create content. Any donation you can give will go to trying to bring the most normal experiences in the most abnormal of times. Thank you for your consideration.
2020 - 21 Board
Mary Eileen Kungl & Jeanne Plaisted
Co-Vice Presidents: Kim Roy & Kris Hanley
Secretary/Publicity: Maureen Belzile
Jennifer Rosenberg & Kim Lampa
Membership: Maureen Harmon
Fundraising: Damian Espinosa
Jennifer King & Tracey Stewart
Costume Rentals: Michelle Maiers
York Drama presents its 2020-2021 season: “Lift With Love"
“Human connection is desperately needed right now,” says York Drama Director, Rebecca Marianetti. “We are all trying to find a way to keep relationships alive; the connections between people can never be underestimated, especially as we seek to strengthen ourselves and our community.” Drama Director John Forsythe agrees, “Lift with Love is not only our season theme for York Drama this year, but one that we are striving to bring into Elmhurst as a whole. We need to actively support and lift each other as we navigate 2020 and beyond; this is incredibly important right now.”
The Season has started with an outreach to the community of Elmhurst, with drama students distributing 1,000 cards with “Lift With Love” throughout the community and a special message from the drama board on the back of each postcard. A senior at York stated on her postcard “Last year, our theme of empathy brought us to new heights as a cast, club, school, and community. This year, a year filled with new challenges, poses new opportunities. York Drama will bring stories of perseverance and strength to unite our community in a period of hardship.”
“Though theatre may not look the same for a while, we will still find a way to create” states Mrs. Marianetti. “This fall, we are thrilled to share Almost, Maine as our fall play, directed by John Forsythe with creative, incredible student directors for each scene. This beautiful show was be filmed, with permission, and was live streamed on October 22, 23, 24 and 25"
Alost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. They do reach out for connections though, just like we are doing right now. In this time of the pandemic, there is nothing we need more than human connection.
York High School’s production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine is set in the present moment, performed completely in mask and with enforced social distancing.
As we are all too aware, this makes human connection that much more difficult. On this cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, grapple with that obstacle and find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and hearts mend as those connections are forged — almost.
“Let the season begin,” smiles Forsythe.
The York Drama Boosters are parents, friends and community members who support the York Drama Program by raising funds for departmental needs not covered by their budget or ticket sales such as production equipment, costumes, student scholarships and more.