Remember when your child couldn't wait to go to high school?
See our drama department website: www.parkviewtheatre.com
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 ...
Teaches: Children’s Theatre & Theatre History
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.
Philicia R. Bell
Teaches: Oral Communication
Education: BA Speech Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; M.S.E. Educational Leadership, Arkansas State University
Honors: Bell taught in the UALR Communication Skill Center for two years, assisting college students with public speaking anxiety. She then taught Oral Communication and Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) in the Pulaski County Special School District, before transitioning to Parkview where Oral Communication is her pride and only focus.
Teaches: Communication as well as Theatre Promotion & Operation
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.
Teaches: Debate I, II, III, and IV
Phone: (501) 447-2337
Education: Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science (University of Arkansas), candidate M.Ed. in secondary education (University of Arkansas - Little Rock)
Honors: Justice of the peace (2017-2018), Marguerite Pearce Metcalf Award for outstanding parliamentary procedure, American Legion Arkansas Boys State Lloyd McDermott Award, American Legion Boys Nation.
Lauren Ayn Lusk, Stagecraft 1-3 Teacher and Auditorium Manager
M.F.A. in Scenic Design from Indiana University
B.A. in Drama from the University of Arkansas
Honors: Mrs. Lusk has been a Scenic Designer, Charge Artist, and Props Master for over 50 productions for both professional and community theaters in Arkansas, Indiana, Montana, and Texas. For her scenic design of Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street she won the “Best of Show: Excellence in Scenic Design” award in the design competition at the American Association of Community Theatre's National Festival in 2017. She was the Assistant Director of Drama for Arkansas Governor’s School in 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the Guild of Scenic Artists and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT).
Teaches: Mime, Drama I, & Drama II
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