Drama Department

Remember when your child couldn't wait to go to high 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 theater 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 Player's Mime 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 ...

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: Regional Finalist- Arkansas Teacher of the Year; LRSD Teacher of the Year; Arkansas Arts Council Artist in Residence; 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.
Directs:  The fall show, Arkansas Adventures & the black history presentation

Tamara Zinck
Teaches:  Mime, Drama I, & Drama II
Phone:  501.447.2355
Education:  Education: BSE – Speech Communications and Theatre, Ouachita Baptist University - 1983; MSE – English, Ouachita Baptist University 1985.
Directs:  Freshman One Acts, Tales of the Crypt, Medieval Feast, & the mime troupe

Leslie Harden Greer
Teaches:  Communication as well as Theatre Promotion & Operation
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.
Directs:  the talent show, thespian troupe & assists with mock trial 

Aaron Kopf
Teaches:  Theater Appreciation and Acting
Phone:  501.447.2407
Education: Bachelor of Art in Speech Communication, University of Central Arkansas 2009. To complete Masters of Arts in Teaching in December 2015. Provisionally licensed in Speech Communication & Drama.
Directs:  Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre & the spring musical

Holly Payne
Teaches:  Stage Craft & Stage Management
Phone:  501.447.2381
Education: M.F.A in Costume Design and Technology - University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, M.Ed in Higher Education Administration - University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, B.A in English from Lyon College
Honors: Company Member of the Year, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, 2012; Young Designer's Forum, United States Institute of Technology, 2005


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