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About Argonaut Drama

Argonaut Drama "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."

-Martha Graham

What does this mean? As actors, we push ourselves to be vulnerable, to risk looking foolish. Argonaut drama students should feel safe to experiment, to be creative, and to find the best within themselves, knowing that their worth as artists lies not in others' eyes, but in their own uniqueness as human beings.

Argonaut drama students are also taught that theatre is a craft that requires discipline. As such, they do exercises every day to strengthen the body and voice. They play games to develop improvisational skills, as well as build a sense of community, for, above all, theatre is a collaborative art, requiring trust and positive energy. Students will learn to analyze scripts, develop characterizations, and work as an ensemble. In the end, students will put their newfound knowledge into practice, performing for each other and in production.

Argonaut Drama offers students - even those without theatrical aspirations - newfound confidence, poise before an audience, empathy and a greater world view, skills that translate to everyday high school life and beyond.

About Mrs. Flint

Mrs. Flint is a credentialed English teacher with a Master's degree in Theatre Arts (U.C. Berkeley and San Jose State University). She has studied acting with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and the California Shakespeare Festival in Berkeley and Orinda. She has worked with Cal Shakes, Shakespeare in Santa Fe, and the Bay Area California Arts Project. As an actress, she has appeared in over 50 theatrical productions, including most recently with the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. As a former "high school drama geek," she loves teaching and directing young people, who bring to the art form an enthusiasm that she finds inspiring.

Past Seasons

2016-2017 Argonaut Drama

  • October 5: Duo Showcase (li>November 16: Solo Showcase
  • December 16: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • January 12 and 13: Junior High Assemblies
  • February 11: It's Reflection, an original play, student written and directed by D'Lynn Zagami, performed at the Lenaea Theatre Festival
  • March 8 and 9: Alice in Wonderland
  • April 20: One-Act and Winning Scenes
  • April 21-22: Motherlode Drama Festival
  • May 19-20: Shakespeare's As You Like It


    2015-2016 Argonaut Drama

  • November 19: Advanced Drama Showcase
  • December 18: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • January 14 and 15: February 6: Phoenix, an original play about the Butte Fire, student directed by Amanda Gold, performed at the Lenaea Theatre Festival
  • March 3-11: Rapunzel UnTangled
  • April 16: Phoenix, performed at Calaveras High
  • April 20: One-Act and Winning Acting Scenes
  • April 22-23: Phoenix, performed at the Motherlode Drama Festival
  • May 20-21: Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing


    2014-2015 Argonaut Drama

  • September 24: Duo Acting Showcase
  • October 23: Solo Acting Showcase
  • December 19: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • February 4: Winning Scenes and The Harold: Long Form Improv, guest directed by Scott Coleman
  • February 7: The Harold: Long Form Improv, guest directed by Scott Coleman, Lenaea Theatre Festival
  • February 27, March 5: Fractured Fairy Tales
  • April 24-25: The Harold: Long Form Improv, guest directed by Scott Coleman, Motherlode Drama Festival
  • May 8, 12: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Amanda Henry and Hattie Hutchings


    2013-2014 Argonaut Drama

  • September 25: Duo Acting Showcase
  • October 24: Solo Acting Showcase
  • December 20: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • February 1-3: Divided We Fall, student directed by Danny Weinrob, Lenaea Festival
  • April 10-17: Hansel and Gretel: The Untold Story
  • April 23: Divided We Fall, student directed by Danny Weinrob, and Winning Scenes
  • April 19-20: Divided We Fall, student directed by Danny Weinrob, Motherlode Drama Festival
  • May 7-17: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


    2012-2013 Argonaut Drama

  • September 27: Duo Acting Showcase
  • October 25: Solo Acting Showcase
  • December 16: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • February 1-3: Text This, student directed by Caitlin Hawkins, Lenaea Festival
  • April 10 and 12: Fractured Fairy Tales
  • April 17: Text This, student directed by Caitlin Hawkins, and Winning Scenes
  • April 19-20: Text This, student directed by Caitlin Hawkins, Motherlode Drama Festival
  • May 8, 10, 11, 16, 17: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


    2011-2012 Argonaut Drama

  • October 13: Solo Acting Showcase
  • December 15: Duo Acting Showcase
  • December 13 and 18: A Christmas Carol Radio Play on 1340 AM, Hometown Radio
  • April 20-21: Waiting for My Cyber Boy, student directed by Jake Guidi, Mother Lode Drama Festival
  • April 28: Fractured Fairy Tales
  • May 9, 11, and 12: The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
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    Last update: 8/1/2016