Drama offers an intensive four-year course of study designed to develop a passionate, believable and articulate actor who demonstrates intelligence, discipline and imagination.
The training includes; voice & speech, physical expressive techniques, character development, dramatic literary analysis, improvisation, production and theatre history, monologue and scene study, college prep and audition techniques.
Students in the program have many performance and production opportunities each year. Their work with guest artists from colleges and from the industry helps them acquire a significant repertoire and a substantial portfolio.
Deborah Arters has a B.A. in theatre from Temple University, and a M.A. in educational administration from St. Peter’s College. She has also studied in NYU’s educational theatre program. Her professional background includes classes at Wynn Handman’s American Place Theatre, HB Studios, Stella Adler, People’s Improv Theatre, AADA and The Barrow Group.
As a member of Actor’s Equity and Screen Actor’s Guild, Deborah has credits in acting and directing for Radio City Music Hall, Warner Bros. Studios, Second Story Ensemble, Off Broadway’s Theatre Row, The Duplex, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center. Before coming to HTHS, Deborah was on the faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was executive director and founder of The Arts in Action Company.