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2001 Addison Rd S
District Heights, MD 20747
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Dr. Patricia Payne
Fine Arts Instructional Supervisor/Theatre Arts Supervisor

About the Program

The Drama/Theatre department is staffed with Dr. Patricia Payne, Fine Arts Instructional Supervisor and Theatre Supervisor.  Drama/Theatre programs offer opportunities for students to explore all aspects of drama, develop basic skills, and develop an appreciation for Theatre Arts. Curriculum and coursework encourage a well-rounded understanding of the skills involved in producing live theatre, including but not limited to, acting, technical theatre, improvisation, scene study, performance, and theatre history.  In addition to supporting teachers in the delivery of curriculum, the department sponsors the Honors Theatre Ensemble (selected through audition) and the Theatre Performance Assessments. Furthermore, central office can conduct informal and formal observations, provide needs-based professional development (including arts integration lessons and activities), and provide certified arts integration specialist support for lesson planning and demonstration lessons.



  • Tripled student participation in the Annual PGCPS Theatre Festival

  • Updated all curriculum

  • Implementation of district-wide Theatre Assessments