The Downey Legend

As the director from Large Group Drama, Saul Conde, 12, was proud and passionate about their competition as they take the 9th place trophy. “DTASC has multiple categories and we had entered in large group drama which the only thing was to pick any dramatic piece, do it in 8 minutes, 4 chairs and no more than 6 people.” Conde stated “We were trying to replicate all of the KOS and terror one feels when going through a suicidal period.”

Downey Compete At DTASC

Lukas Luna and Brisa Rodriguez November 19, 2019

  On October 29, Downey High School’s large group drama competed in Drama Teachers of Association of Southern California’s (DTASC) Varsity Division Fall Festival at Calabasas High School....

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Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)

November 9, 2019

D.T.A.S.C Shakespeare Festival

Nicole Estrada, Writer May 15, 2018

Back at James Monroe High School for their second year on April 21, Mr. Nelson, Downey High’s drama teacher took six groups to the annual acting competition known as D.T.A.S.C (Drama Teacher Association...

During one of the last few rehearsals for the school play, Nicole Carter, 12, runs through her lines, portraying Mrs. Kirby, at Downey high school’s theatre on the evening of Nov. 1. “I loved playing Mrs. Kirby because of her sass and style,” Carter said. “Coming to rehearsals have always been very fun because the cast is incredible.”

You Can’t Take It With You

Stefanie Chavez, Photo Editor November 17, 2017

Downey High School’s theatre department presents, You Can’t Take it With You, an award winning play, taking place in a New York home in 1936.   This play follows the story of the Sycamore...

At the theatre, on Dec. 11, senior Hector Gonzalez and junior Kathy Azzam perform as Bob Yule (an abusive father) and Mayella (a compulsive liar) in the To Kill a Mockingbird play. “ This was hard for me because I’m totally against disrespecting girls, but luckily I’m good friends with her,” Gonzalez stated. “She knew it wasn’t serious, but overall it was a great experience.”

Back to the 1930s

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer January 6, 2015

Downey High School’s drama department presented Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, on Dec. 5, because Lee’s novel served as inspiration to Mr. Lars Hansen due to current events in modern society....

Five Questions with Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz

Five Questions with Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor May 23, 2014

Students from the drama production, couple Oriana Harder and Christopher Cruz, share their experiences about taking on the roles of Beatrice and Benedict, lovers in the play Much Ado About Nothing.   Q1:...

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the DHS theatre, Abigail Williams, played by Cassandra Barrera, 12, stands on trial when she is accused of being a witch.  Barrera has been a part of improv, choir and even dance; the stage is her battlefield.

The Crucible

Sara Cabrera , Writer/ Copy Editor January 7, 2014

Mr. Hansen’s Drama Production class has rehearsed every day during and after 6th period, since the first week of October for their performance of The Crucible. The play premiered in the B building theater...

On March 29, Comedy Sportz members Bryce Caliwag, 12, Miguel Meza, 11, and Marco Arroyo, 11, sit together in the theatre to play the game of Speed Date. The Blue Team beat the Red Team in this Relay for Life fundraising game.

Funding for a lifetime of laughs

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2013

In addition to their usual routine of comedy and improv, the Comedy Sportz High School League held a special game against each other on March 27 for Relay for Life, donating the proceeds in respect to...

Helping out the rest

Helping out the rest

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2012

For the 2012-2013 school year, eight Downey High School teachers have been awarded grants reaching a total of over $40,000, from the Mary R. Stauffer Foundation, for classroom goals they want to accomplish....

Drama produces comedy night

Anais Hinojosa, Art & Entertainment Assistant February 16, 2011

Drama students put on the first production of the year on Tuesday, February first, opening night of the annual Comedy Night. The families of the actors sat along with students, looking forward to a good...

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