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Lynn Brant

  Mrs. Brant’s in in her 27th year directing drama and teaching at ZHS, which has included over 50 plays. She teaches Introductory Drama, Drama 2, American Film, Public Speaking, and English composition and literature courses, including poetry and dramatic literature.  She is the head advisor for the the Company, director and producer.

 

Victoria Lodahl 

 Ms. Lodahl is a recent graduate of Central Washington University and is the ZSD choral music instructor.  She is in her second year of teaching, directing the high school honor choir, chorus, as well as the ZMS choir and teaching general music at ZIS.  She is our music director for the spring musical again this year!

  

Annalee Davis

Annalee is a ZHS and Z Center Stage Alumnus, who is currently in college and working as a parapro.  Annalee has been a choreographer for our spring shows for the last several years and does a great job with her creativity and energy!  She was in many musicals (ask her about wearing the pink showgirl outfits in Crazy for You!) lending her leadership and dance skills  to each.  She will assist as director for the fall and continue her choreography in the spring musical this year!  Thanks, Annalee!

 

Theresa Bell 

 Mrs. Theresa Bell is a  graduate of Washington State University and is a science instructor at Wapato High School.  A long time volunteer for ZCSTC, she is currently serving as our technical director for both plays this year!

 

Assisted by...among many others....

Debra Geffe:

Mrs. Geffe is our costume, and a long time parent volunteer!  She began helping with costuming in 1997 when her daughter, Katie, was in The Wizard of Oz, and she hasn't given up on us yet!  A master seamstress, Mrs. Geffe has made hundreds of costumes for ZCSTC plays, including the highly elaborate Beauty and the Beast.  Several years ago, the efforts of Mrs. Geffe, Theresa Bell and Linda Hiemstra were honored with a 5th Avenue Theater award for Best Costuming of all the shows adjudicated across the state of Washington!

 

The Drama Mamas and Papas!

ZCSTC is blessed to have a highly supportive and enthusiastic group of parent supporter, who we call our drama mamas and papas.  They help with set construction, costume making, ticket sales, ad sales, poster delivery and are our lobby volunteers during the production.  If you are interested in helping out, contact director Lynn Brant.  In addition, we often have the help of alumni of ZCSTC helping us as choreographers and backstage organizers!

 Z Center Stage Theater Company:  A Little about US!


 

About the Company:

The Z Center Stage Theater Company is an organization of, by, and for ZHS students interested and involved in the production and promotion of theater.

Company Goals and Mission:

To produce quality dramatic productions for performance. To promote learning and experience with theater for our members and our community. To provide an enjoyable team experience to produce a variety of dramatic productions.

Company Membership:

To be eligible for active membership in Z Center Stage Theater Company one must: Be a full time enrolled ZHS student. Meet the academic and disciplinary standards set forth in the Zillah High School Student handbook.Maintain an active part in at least two productions and/or major activities each school year, as well as attend meetings regularly.

Auditions for Acting in a Play at ZHS:

Any eligible student may audition for any Z Center Stage Theater Company production, as long as they meet the activity eligibility requirements. Auditions require a prepared solo acting performance (monologue) as well as other audition pieces such as cold readings, dance auditions, and singing auditions, depending on the type of play.

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that those auditioning take the Introductory Drama course prior to auditioning, as it will help you in the monologue process. Casting for each play depends on the quality of audition and suitability for the role.

Applications for Technical Positions:

Technical positions are available to any interested ZHS student that is eligible by application to Mrs. Brant. Announcements of upcoming auditions and technical applications will be made one month prior to auditions.