Officers

 

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President
Class of 2021
Eleni Stavros is going on her 6th year with the Drama Club and at Francis Parker School. Eleni has served on the Drama Club Officer Board for the past four years and she is thrilled to take on the role of President. A few of Eleni’s jobs as the Upper School President are to run the Mentor Program, run All-Drama Club and Officer meetings, meet with the Francis Parker administration department to discuss the role of the D.C. in the community, as well as overseeing the many projects of the club. Eleni’s goal for the club this year is empathy. As a crucial part of theatre, empathy is a skill used by both actors and audience members to reach a common understanding. Eleni hopes that by promoting empathy, the Drama Club will not only continue to produce great actors, but great people. Eleni’s future plans include pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre and later becoming a working actor and music director, though she is open to any changes that the universe may bring! 

 

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Emma Andersen 
Upper School Vice President
Class of 2023
Emma Andersen is going on her fourth year at Francis parker and in the Drama Club. A few of her roles as the Upper School Vice President is to work on the monthly Newsletters, and assist Eleni regarding the Mentor Program, the All-Club Meetings, and other tasks. This year one of Emma’s Goals is to work on Communication within the club, because with all of the meetings, productions, and behind the scenes action, communication is key to keeping the club running smoothly! While Emma is not sure as to whether she would like to pursue a career in acting, she does know that she wants to help people and impact others lives positively. 

 

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Keira Dunn
Co Middle School Vice President
Class of 2025
This is Keira’s ninth year at Parker and second year in the Drama club. She is very excited to take the role of Vice President and hopes to help the Drama Club as much as possible. Some of Keira’s jobs as the MS Vice President are to design the t-shirt with Jayden Haims, the other MS Vice President, and Nikki Astor, the US Historian, work with the Drama Club President Eleni Stavros to coordinate and plan different events, attend monthly officer and Drama Club meetings, organize fundraising or performance opportunities, plan the end of the year banquet, and view attendance at festivals with Mrs. M. Keira is ready for anything to accomplish as an officer and wishes to bring more joy and fun to the Drama Club!

 

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Jayden Haims 
Co Middle School Vice President
Class of 2025
This is Jayden’s ninth year at Parker and second year in the Drama club. She is thrilled to be the MS co Vice President and hopes to contribute to the Drama Club as much as possible. A few of Jayden’s jobs as the MS Vice President are to attend monthly officer and Drama Club meetings, to help design the t-shirt with Kiera Dunn, the other Vice President, Nikki Astor, who is the US historian, work with Eleni Stavros, the Drama Club President, to help organize and plan different events, to organize fundraising or performance opportunities, plan the end of the year banquet, and view attendance at festivals with Mrs. M. Jayden hopes that as an officer she can bring new ideas and strives to show what makes the drama club great isn’t just the shows but about the amazing community we have!

 

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Erin Keith
Secretary and Treasurer
Class of 2021
Erin Keith is in her first official year with the Drama Club and her thirteenth year at Parker. She is very excited to join the officer board as the Drama Club’s secretary and treasurer. As secretary, Erin keeps track of the members of the drama club and the shows that they have taken part to know which member should be inducted into our thespian troupe. She also takes notes at all of the officer and drama club meetings. As treasurer, Erin counts the money we make from our Homecoming booth, concessions and break-a-legs and works with our ASB treasurer to keep track of our budget from ASB. Erin’s goal for the club this year is to maintain consistent communication throughout the club so that everyone has easy access to the information they need to succeed in the club. Erin can not wait for all the amazing things that are sure to occur this drama club season!

 

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Zoe Wallace
Marketing and Publicity Officer
Class of 2021
Zoe Wallace is going on her 5th year at Francis Parker and in the Drama Club. She has served on the officer board once before as Secretary and is excited to return in this new role.  A few of Zoe’s jobs as the Upper School Publicist and the Head of Marketing is to reach out and involve the community in events, shows, and all things Drama Club related. She also co-operates the website for the Drama Club with the other Marketing and Publicity Officer, Hillary. She also creates material for the social media platforms, and assists in getting new members involved in the Club. Zoe’s goal for this year is getting the community in the neighborhoods surrounding Francis Parker more involved with the club. Her plan is to make sure more people are informed about and have access to the shows that the Drama Club produces. Zoe’s future plans involve pursuing a degree in International Relations while also continuing to enjoy theatre. 

 

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Hillary Altes
Marketing and Publicity Officer
Class of 2022
This is Hillary’s third year with the Francis Parker Drama Club, and it is her first year as a Drama Club Officer. As one of the Marketing and Publicity officers, Hillary’s job is to get the community involved in shows and other drama club related events by helping to make audition posters and other flyers for the club, writing the monthly newsletters, and getting new members involved in the club. Hillary’s goal for this year is to unify the club by bridging the gap between the upper school and middle school members in order to create a caring and cohesive community. She is excited for a great year with the Drama Club and she can’t wait for all of this year’s shows!

 

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Nikki Astor
Upper School Historian 
Class of 2021
Nikki Astor is going on her second year at Francis Parker and in the Drama Club! One of her roles as the Upper School Historian is to make sure that all of the Drama Club’s events and productions are documented by taking photos and videos. She will be working alongside the Middle School Historian, Mary Grondona. This year her goal is to highlight the behind the scenes of a production; from the technical aspects to the rehearsal process. She plans on sharing photos and videos with the Parker community so they may have a better understanding of how our performances come to life. Nikki hopes wherever the future leads her that she will have an impact on people’s lives and continue to be apart of theater, whether she may be working on tech or performing on stage.

 

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Mary Grondona
Middle School Historian 
Class of 2024
This is Mary‘s third year at Parker and in the Drama Club. Some of Mary’s jobs as the Middle School Historian are to document events, meetings, and gatherings by taking pictures of the club. She also remodels the bio board for upcoming holidays or events with the Upper School Historian, Nikki Astor. Mary’s goal for this year is to create a powerful bond between the 6th-8th graders. Her plan is to form lunch meetings where older and younger grades talk about school, theatre, or really anything that is on their mind. Mary can’t wait for new opportunities theatre will bring later on.

 

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Hayden Steiner
Underclassman Rep
Class of 2022
This is Hayden’s second year in the Drama Club, and he is thrilled to be joining the Officer Board and  to be representing the Freshman and Sophmores. Hayden’s jobs include, writing synopsis for the club’s upcoming shows, and coming up with hashtags for the club’s instagram page.  Hayden’s goal this year for the drama club, is to make members feel welcome and like they truly belong. Since last year, Hayden was a new freshman, his goal is personal to him, as he has been in new members shoes.  He plans to in the first weeks of school, and after, continuously check in with new members at school, and during Drama Club meetings.  

 

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Caleb Haberman
Tech Coordinator 
Class of 2020
This is Caleb’s seventh year with the Drama Club and is his first year as an officer in the upper school. As tech coordinator, he is in charge of tracking tech hours for the club, as well as helping to organize and communicate tech calls and assemble show crews. Though Caleb is pursuing acting in college, he loves all aspects of the theater and hopes to foster interest in technical theater within the Drama Club members.