Spotlight and center stage has always been a calling for Bailey Gartman, new Woodland drama teacher. Gartman knows more about Woodland’s drama program than a typical new teacher, she was once a member herself. Gartman graduated from Woodland in the class of 2015, and even though this is only her first year as a teacher, she is coming [with ideas] and goals to revamp the small but passionate program known as the Woodland Drama Club.
“I want this to be the next big thing in school.” – Gartman
Drama Club was much smaller back when Gartman was a Woodland student. According to her, there was only about ten committed students. Now, the group has many more participants.
“I love working with large groups because I love having a huge ensemble,” Gartman stated. She loves theater and wants the whole school to be involved.
“I want this to be the next big thing in school,” Gartman said. “I want everyone to be a part of this.”
Roles for the fall play, “Much Ado about Nothing,” have just been cast and rehearsals will begin soon.
For the students who already joined, she strives to make the program a less controlling and more fun place to be.
“The kids get to do their own thing while still having guidance,” she said.” It’s becoming less rigorous while still having a lot of passion.”