SEACT's award-winning Wiregrass Drama Club has a mission is to foster an environment that inspires young artists to dream, create, explore, think and connect, while encouraging self-expression and education.
We support young artists’ creative abilities and talents. Our goal is to promote a high sense of “self” in our members (self-esteem, self-respect, self-dignity, self-control, self-reliance and self-discipline). Wiregrass Drama Club is recognized as an inclusive and affordable organization that helps young artists to become creative, confident and compassionate adults.
Theatre has the power to connect, transform, and heal.
Theatre promotes curious and creative minds.
Experiencing theatre is essential for children to thrive.
Theatre can create bonds and community connection by bringing together artists and audiences from different backgrounds.
Theater skills can be applied in daily life.
We have the opportunity to reach out to children and families who may not otherwise have access to this unique kind of artistic and educational experience.
Team work and respect are fundamental. How we work with one another matters.
Children will receive artistic and personal growth by working in an environment that encourages collaboration, responsibility, creativity and self-expression.
Children will perform and learn from age appropriate material.
Competition Theatre & Ensemble
Wiregrass Drama Club members may choose to participate in theatre competitions. These are events for ensemble teams (auditioned) and for individuals who compete in scene work, monologues, duologues, and musical theatre solos and duets. There are positions for both actors, and technical support members who are focused on stage management, costumes, lighting, spotlight, and sound.
In 2021, Wiregrass Drama Club's ensemble team competed with Seussical Jr. at the Alabama Youth Theatre Experience in Boaz, Ala., bringing home awards for Best in Show, Best Lighting, Best Actor (Memphis Mortimer), and a Judge's Choice Award (Chad Snell). All-Star cast awards went to Sarah Kanes in technical support on stage managing and sound, and to Savannah Bloom and Jonathan Phillips for acting.
In the 2021/2022 season, the competition team will attend multiple events, and perform Dear Edwina Jr. at the Cultural Arts Center, Mar. 24-26.
Dear Edwina Cast List
Edwina - Riley Wilson
Scott - Steven Pinnella
Bobbi - Maddie Matthews
Becky - Peggy Crozier
Kelli - Olivia Thompson
Lars - Ethan Smith
Billie - Mari Ellis Brewer
Cordell - Braelynn Napier
Annie - Addison Piggott
Myra - Savannah Bloom
Joe - Memphis Mortimer
Katie - Teagan Bryant
Ann Van Buren - Emma Olson
Susie - Sophia Strickland
Napkins - Izzy Boartfield, Mylah Scott
Johnny - Allison Peel
Queen of Boola Boola -Naomi Jacobi
Frank - Trevor Bolling
Vladimir - Memphis Mortimer
Chef Ludmilla - Madeleine Burnette-Caballero
Fairy Forkmother - Savannah Bloom
Lola - Victoria Kanes
Harry - Mari Ellis Brewer
Mary Sue Betty Bob - Peggy Crozier
Farmer Jerry - Trevor Bolling
Cheerleaders - Rowan Everly, Mckinley Stepp
Ellie Grace Plant
Sarah Kanes - Stage Manager and Spotlight Operator
Kady Elmore - Prop Mistress and Wardrobe
Tate Powell - Sound Operator
Sydney Smith - Wardrobe Supervisor
Ava Wilson - Lightboard Operator
Student Director... Maddie Matthews
Student Music Director... Madeleine Burnett-Caballero
Student Costumer... Victoria Kanes