About AHS Drama
Atholton High School (AHS) Drama includes students taking drama as a class as well as students involved in the Drama department’s productions and activities.
* AHS Drama produces two major productions a year - -a non-musical play in the fall and a musical in the spring.
* Drama department productions include:
- students who design and create our costumes
- students who design and build our sets
- students who run the sound and lighting system
- students who design our posters, programs, and tickets
- students who assist with front of the house activities
Any student interested in learning more about AHS Drama should visit the Bulletin Board located on the Drama Hall next to the auditorium and should try to attend student department meetings. Please also feel free to contact our drama teacher, Mr. Nathan Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In addition to our two major productions, AHS drama students perform in festivals and showcases and also participate in the Howard County STARS Program ( for more info, click on STARS).
MD High School Theater Festival: A two-day theater festival held in February. The Festival includes workshops, performances, and specialty training, as well as college information. Students may prepare scenes to present, compete for scholarships, or just go and enjoy. Students taking drama classes and those interested in becoming more involved in drama activities should consider attending. Bus transportation is provided from AHS.
Festival Schmestival: This is a special evening performance of all student material which will be presented at the Theater Festival. It is a good showcase of the different type of drama work done by our students. The community is invited to attend.
Shakespeare Festival: Students from all over the DC metro area perform Shakespeare on the Folger stage in a festival lasting seven days and involving 56 schools. A selected AHS drama class prepares an abbreviated version of a Shakespeare play to perform.
One Night Only: Current student work is highlighted in this special evening showcase. The Shakespeare play presented at the Folger Library, students’ scenes and monologues, and pieces students have used to compete for scholarships are performed. The community is invited to attend.
Drama Banquet: All students who either participated in one of the Drama department’s productions or who took Drama class are encouraged to attend this end of the year celebration. A pot-luck dinner is held in the cafeteria, followed by an awards ceremony in the auditorium. The awards ceremony includes bestowing of Thespian society memberships and granting of awards to numerous students.
AHS Drama Boosters: For parents and friends wishing to support the AHS Drama program, there is AHS Drama Boosters. This organization assists the drama department by fundraising, serving as chaperones, and lending skilled assistance when necessary.