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Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Stefoni Rossiter: “A clowning achievement”

Miles Bennett

October 25, 2019

What’s the backstory behind the drama queen on the third floor? According to current students and alumni alike, Ventura High School Drama Department Head Stefoni Rossiter has made a tremendous impact on many of the young thespians she’s educated and directed throughout her fifteen years at VHS. Although ...

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Editorial: I am Drama and so can you

Sam Coats

June 6, 2019

When students think of the theatre, their minds go to choreography, or singing -- perhaps the overacting that sometimes shows up on high school stages. However, the flamboyance and negative stereotypes surrounding Drama can obscure the plus side: VHS’s program has changed many students’ lives (includi...

VHS fall play: It’s time to watch Nightwatch

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Sarah Clench

September 20, 2018

The fall play put on by the Drama Department this year at Ventura High School is Night Watch, a mystery, based in a Manhattan townhouse, and the cast list is out. About 49 people auditioned and the cast had to be narrowed down to a list of nine. These closed auditions were held at VHS on Sept. 12 i...

Interview with Drama Kids Curt and Terra

Interview with Drama Kids Curt and Terra

Miles Bennett

June 13, 2018

  Miles interviews seniors Courtney Caldwell and Terra Bransfield on their time in the VHS Drama Department. Featuring: groovy good times, surprise kisses, a few goofs, the queer community, Daniel Brackett's calves and more!...

VHS Drama department raises the roof to raise funds

The oldest kids that attended the theater camp performed a kick line. Photo by: Stefoni Rossiter

Brooke Newman

May 16, 2018

From Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11, the Ventura High School Drama department hosted their fourth annual theater camp fundraiser. This year 32 kids attended the theater camp.   Monday through Thursday, attendees from first to eighth grade visited four different stations with the help of their...

The web was spun on the first weekend of Charlotte’s Web

The web was spun on the first weekend of Charlotte's Web

Samantha Franks, Hannah Lee, and Hailey Cox

October 10, 2017 Each year Ventura High School’s drama department puts on one play and one musical. This years play is based off of the childhood movie and book, “Charlotte’s Web.”  On Thursday, October 5 Charlotte’s Web opened it’s doors for their first performance. ...

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