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The goal of the drama department is to develop in the student an appreciation for live theater, a confidence to perform in front of an audience, and a willingness to take risks, experience things never attempted before. Most come into drama quite nervous but leave as more confident students, even having taken only one class. The goal for the serious drama student is to provide the training and experiences needed to make them good candidates for college or university theater programs.


Theatre Arts I - This course provides experiences in the study of and practice of theater arts and literature. The student will study the basics of vocal production and projection, stage movement, character analysis, dramatic literature, and stage production. The class will included required opportunities for public performance. There will be two times each year that performance outside of class will be required.

Theatre Arts II - This course continues the study of performance on the stage. Different styles of acting are studied through a study of performance on the stage. Different styles of acting are studied through a study of the history of the theater through the ages. This class has a goal of a public performance each semester. Minimal time outside of class time is required. (prerequisite: Theatre Arts 1 or Intro to Drama)

Theatre Arts III - This course will continue the study of acting techniques through performance of scenes representative of the best in dramatic literature. In conjunction with the Drama 4 class, this class will study all aspects of production to produce on stage at least one public performance each semester. Productions may not be in the traditional stage setting.

Theatre Arts IV - This course is the culmination of all previous study. All aspects of dramatic literature are brought together with the complete study of the technical side of production (set design, lighting, make-up, costumes) to produce a full production at the end of the year. Opportunities for the actor to become director will be possible.

Meet the Director

Hi there! I'm Mrs. Williams and I am the current theatre director at Tate High School. This is my first year at Tate and I am so excited to be joining the Aggie family!

I grew up in Frisco, TX which is about 45 minutes north of Dallas. I have always had a passion for theatre and teaching and loved my time in theatre at my own high school. While I was in school, I specialized in stage management and won several awards at state and district competitions. I was my troop's ITS vice president and USITT executive member.

After high school I attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where I majored in English and minored in theatre. Attending TAMU was one of the best experiences I could have ever asked for. I graduated with honors and had the opportunity to hold several leadership positions within my sorority and give back to my peers and community. Following graduation, I began teaching English at a local high school. I have my M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in English and Theatre.

I met my husband through a dancing competition at TAMU and we got married July of 2021. He is an officer in the U.S. Air Force and we live in South Pensacola. I love Chick-fil-a lemonade, dad jokes, and working out at the gym. 

Contact Us
  Lauren Williams (850) 937-5521 Teacher, Drama/Theatre