Drama at Motueka High School

Year 9 Drama options for 2023:

On The Stage: Want to strut the stage but too scared to? Do you want to develop confidence and have fun? Want to dress up and perform in a play? Come explore acting techniques with a range of performance opportunities! We dive into working with a range of scripts (small group, improvised and duologues). We select performing arts technologies (costume, lighting, makeup, props and set) for our class play. We explore different theatre forms (Melodrama and mime) and the skills involved in bringing scripts to life on the stage.

2021 Junior Theatresports competition. Below: Daniel, William and Brooke

Junior Theatresports Competition 2021

Our Junior Team (Disco Diva’s) battled it out at Waimea College the night we went into lockdown. The 7pm show was interrupted multiple times by a cacophony of mobile phone alarm alerts. Regardless, our brave team battled on - well done Daniel, William and Brooke pictured at right.

TheatreSports 2023

Every Wednesday lunchtime in the Drama room. We develop improv skills, have fun and learn Theatresports games. Open to all. 

Drama Club

We meet every Tuesday during interval. We’re aiming to devise and /or organise for a school production for 2023. All creatives are welcome to come and have some fun! 


Drama class production - “Shakers”

In 2022 Holly Druce directed the comedy “Shakers”.

Set in the 1980’s at a cocktail bar this tongue in cheek play explores long suffering waitresses coping with a range of customers. ​​​​​​​

Holly did an outstanding job (attaining Excellence for her mahi) bringing the best out of her cast with much kindness and compassion throughout. Well done actors - you were witty, in the moment and ‘Shakers’ was heaps of fun! 

11/12 Drama class production - “Judas Zoo”

Hopefully you saw “Judas Zoo”, our 2022 sci-fi drama with multiple deaths, kissing scenes and the challenging concept of always being watched! ​​​​​​​

Years 11 and 12 Drama united to organise the advertising, costumes, makeup, front of house and set. They were fabulous! Some outstanding performances from Aaron, William, Ngahere, Zoe, Brooke and Lexi who all gained Excellence for their acting.