Skyline not a drama free zone

Garret Hom demonstrates his acting abilities (Marian Mesia)

Garret Hom demonstrates his acting abilities (Marian Mesia)

Drama, Drama, Drama! Not the kind one deals with at home, with friends, school or work. Okay, maybe school. A club, let’s say. One that’s soul has been hidden in the shadows of the gallery theatre, and whose spirit has been among the campus for years. This club is the called the drama club.

Carla Castillo, Christine Shatara, and Garrett Hom are three college students who want to start up a drama club. “Drama was a hobby I carried from high school,” freshman student Hom has said on his past. “Basically, I wasn’t happy how the theatre was empty and how it wasn’t being used for production,” says Hom about the abandoned theatre.

The three have ideas on aiming high with this club. Their plans are, “to have a variety of shows, like a bunch of plays, in the beginning,” Hom says. “If it’s a success, we’ll go onto bigger productions like, “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” or “Grease.””

Although no paperwork have been filled to start the club, the three students have full support from two professors, one of which who is Katharine Harer. Harer has been talking about getting a drama club started for years, but it just hasn’t been paid enough attention.

“It’s terrific, good therapy, and a healthy art-form,” says Harer who teaches English and Creative Writing at Skyline. “I’d like to help if the students get it together.”

Another who supports them is music professor Jude Navari. “It’s great that they’re taking initiative action to self-organize a student production. Space is limited, there isn’t a drama class [here at Skyline],” says Navari.

“The more creative outlet, the better,” the ASSC advisor Amory Cariadus has spoken of this club-to-be. “It’s a good way to meet new people with common interests. It’s also a good way for someone who is shy to come out and be open.”

Once successful, students may consider joining as soon as it’s an official club. “It’ll be an open club, anyone can join. I encourage anyone to join and audition for productions when they come,” says Garrett Hom. “It’s to help people break out their shell.”