Shorewood Ripples

New director helps drama department turn to virtual

Katrina Kallas October 15, 2020

The Shorewood High School drama department is facing many changes this year with a new drama director and an online curriculum. In the past, the drama classes at the high school have always been very hands-on...

Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, poses in her garden at her house in Shorewood, which is where she's had to take her classes from this semester. Nelsen is a theater arts major, which has provided unique challenges during COVID.

First-year theater major navigates online school

Shannon Carlson October 13, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, gets in front of her laptop camera for acting class. This is one of eight classes she is taking remotely this semester. For college...

Drama director leaves SHS to return home

Laura Oldfather August 9, 2020

After eight years, Joe King, former SHS drama director, is leaving. King is returning to the high school in Indianapolis where he had taught prior to coming to Shorewood.  “The school in Indianapolis...

Henry Heyden, sophomore, working the soundboard. Heyden has been a part of tech since 7th grade, and has worked on all different types of productions.

You’ve heard his sounds in productions, now hear his story

Ethan McKaig November 16, 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Shorewood Drama production, it’s likely that you’ve seen the student working behind the soundboard in the back of the theatre. He wears glasses and a pink beanie with multiple...

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A unique production

Laura Oldfather November 6, 2019

On October 17, 18, and 19, SHS drama put on four shows of the famous Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The play shows the events surrounding the marriage of “nobles” Theseus (Alex...

Spring musical switches from Evita to Billy Elliot

Natasha Davis September 3, 2019

The drama department originally planned on producing Evita as its spring musical, but a change in production rights have prompted the department to choose another.  On February 5th, the Skylight Music...

Mamma Mia! captures aesthetic and attention

Mamma Mia! captures aesthetic and attention

Laura Oldfather June 5, 2019

Shorewood Drama performed their spring musical, Mamma Mia! on May 16, 17 and 18. This marked the end of their 2018-19 season and the final show for many seniors.  For those unfamiliar with the production,...

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