Actor, Director, Coach and Mentor – L. Peter Callender is Artist in Residence for Skyline’s Drama Program

The drama program in the Visual & Performing Arts Pathway is one that provides many unique, real-world opportunities for its students. Taught by Awele Makeba, she consistently uses her professional connections and personal resources to benefit her students. Most recently, she used the consolation prize money she received from her NBC Sports Bay Area Teacher…

“Lockdown: Await Further Instructions” directed by Ms. Awele

On Thursday, December 19, Skyline's Professional Drama students will perform Lockdown: Await Further Instructions, a timely play co-written by teenagers in New York City and Oakland that reminds us about just how vulnerable schools are to gun violence and how vulnerable teens are to acute stress in their daily lives. The play takes us into…

Highlight: “Romeo & Juliet” directed by Ms. Awele

For the last 3 years, Drama students and Ms. Awele have offered creative work to our community that explores school culture and climate, the importance of healthy relationships and communication to building trust, standing up against intolerance, repairing harm and making amends, restoring balance and trying to heal as best as possible for all to…

Professional Drama Students Perform on Hamilton Stage at SHN Theater in San Francisco

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Professional Drama students Tessa, Sahara and Avelina stepped on the SHN Theater Hamilton stage to perform their original spoken word piece, History Unwritten, in front of more than 2000 of their peers. History Unwritten was created in the Professional Drama class as part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American…

Ensemble Performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Juneteenth Variety Show

Drama students, accompanied by OUSD music teacher Helena Jack, were invited to perform a monologue from Black Odyssey on the Green Stage at the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Juneteenth Variety Show. Our Skyline students were the only performers in the variety show that were not in the OSF company. The opportunity to join the accomplished…