An overwhelming majority of theatre artists will participate in a high school theatre program before pursing their career. As such, high school theatre programs become not only responsible for providing all students with an opportunity to learn skills applicable to every career field, such as project and time management, presentation skills, teamwork, and leadership, but also for laying the foundation upon which tomorrow's theatre artists will build upon as they progress in their career.
Woodstock Drama strives to emulate a professional theatre environment in which students can learn skills applicable to a wide range of career fields, and to provide students interested in pursuing the arts as a career with technical and artistic foundational training to assist them in higher education programs and community and professional theaters throughout the United States.
Woodstock Drama performs in the Woodstock High School auditorium. Parking is available in the front of the school, adjacent to the theater.
Lauren Dunajek graduated from Brenau University in 2016 with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Focus in Education and is currently pursuing her Masters in Theatre Education at Columbus State University. Prior to teaching at WHS, she worked as the Theatre Director at Villa Rica High School. Lauren grew up right here in Woodstock and began acting at 10 years old. She was very involved in The Towne Lake Arts Center, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and the Drama program at Etowah High School where she graduated from. Lauren was recently married in September to her husband Bradley and resides in Acworth.
Sawyer Henderson is an English teacher at Woodstock High School and the Woodstock Drama Assistant Director. He has been teaching at WHS for two years. Sawyer double majored in English and Psychology at the University of North Georgia where he graduated in 2017.
Grant Sinclair has taught in Cherokee County for twelve years, teaching English, Speech, Film Studies, Drama and Technical Theatre. He was the Director of Woodstock Drama for six years and presently serves as Technical Director. He is also the Literary Coordinator and Chess Club Sponsor. A graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication (Media Studies), he worked for eight years as a professional journalist. He is married to Bonnie, a math teacher at WHS and former WHS Assistant Drama Director.