Drama Department

Remember when your child couldn't wait to go to school?

Parkview's Theatre program is an exciting one!  Students spend a great deal of time working in the community. Performances are held regularly at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Mount Holly Cemetery, Pulaski County Courthouse & the Clinton Presidential Library. Parkview's Mime troupe travels the entire state and region to entertain and spread the Parkview word - silently. To see honor cord requirements, click here.

One of the finest theatre programs in the nation ...

Parkview's Theatre program is an academic driven program that requires students to read plays, attend live production in the community and create finished, memorized products regularly in class. As a result of the intensive reading & writing required in the theatre program, our students consistently score proficient & advanced on benchmark exams while enjoying the theatrical production process.

An academic driven program...

Students who join the Drama Department must take two classes a year for the four years that they attend Parkview. Those classes are as follows:

9th grade:  Theatre Appreciation & Drama I.

10th grade:  Theatre History and one drama elective.

11th grade:  Two drama electives.

12th grade:  Two drama electives.

Drama Electives Include:  Acting I, II & III, Children's Theatre, Classic Scene Study, Drama II, Mime I, II & III, Stage Craft, Stage Management & Media Promotions.

The Parkview Players Drama Troupe…

This inter-magnet organization is open to Parkview students in grades 9-12.   Led by drama staff member, Spencer Sutterfield, the mission of The Players is to:  plan events, build community, have a voice & improve skills.  For more information, email Mr. Spencer Sutterfield.

Our Staff…

Fred Boosey
Teaches:  Mime, Classic Scenes & Acting
Phone:  501.447.2362
Education: BA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
MSE, Henderson State University,
Honors: 1990 Speech Teacher of the Year
Past President - Arkansas Speech Communication Association
Specialist Instructor, Summer Workshops, ASCA, Instructor, Arkansas
Governor's School, 1992 Stephens Award Winner, 2000 Teacher of the Year at Parkview. Governor's Award from the Arkansas Arts Council in 2003.

Carolyn Foreman
Teaches:  Musical Theatre
Phone:  501.447.2373
Education: BME, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, M.ME University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Honors: 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 Central High School Choir Director and Central Region Junior High School Director in 1994. Her choir has performed for President George W. Bush, and helped compose a program in honor of the memory of those who died on 9-11 at Robinson Auditorium. She is a member of NEA, AEA, LRCTA, Arkansas Choral Directors Association, Arkansas Music Educators Association, and has served as both secretary and vice president of general music in that association.

Leslie Harden Greer
Teaches:  Media Promotions & Communication
Phone:  501.447.2359
Education: Bachelor of Art in Speech Communication & Theatre, Arkansas Tech University 2000. Licensed in Language Arts 7-12, Journalism, Speech Communication & Drama.

Debbie Howell
Teaches:  Stage Craft & Stage Management
Phone:  501.447.2381
Education: BS Henderson State University, MSE Henderson State University
Honors: 1984 Arkansas Speech Teacher of the Year
1986 Summer Fellowship Winner, Northwestern University
1999 Stephens Award Winner

Spencer Sutterfield
Teaches:  Children’s Theatre & Theatre History
Phone:  501.447.2364
Education: BSE Theater Arts Education/Speech Communication Education (Magna Cum Laude) - Ouachita Baptist University; MFA Drama & Theater for Youth, University of Texas at Austin.
Honors: Coleman A. Jennings Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Creative Drama/Theater for Young Audiences, 2005-2007; Delta Kappa Secondary Education Award for Excellence in Teaching (Ouachita Education Department), Spring 2004; Outstanding Ouachita Baptist University Teaching Intern, Spring 2004.

Tamara Zinck
Teaches:  Drama I & Drama II
Phone:  501.447.2355
Education: BSE – Speech Communications and Theatre, Ouachita Baptist University - 1983; MSE – English, Ouachita Baptist University 1985. Directs Freshmen Drama I acts.

Nioka Smith
Teaches:  Theatre Appreciation & Communication
Phone:  501.447.2356
Education: B.A. in Speech Communication from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  M.Ed. in Secondary Education with Emphasis in Speech Communication and Drama from University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Honors: Magna cum Laude & Lambda Pi Eta Speech Communication Honor Society.  Activities: Has served as Graduation Sponsor, Trio Coordinator, and member of the Campus Leadership Team at Hall High School.


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