Mercy boasts an active curricular and extracurricular theater program.
Drama classes seek to cultivate students to the art and craft of theater
production. Students attend several performances and workshops a year
and learn the basics of stagecraft, theater history, and performance in
Each year, Mercy is eligible for awards for acting as well as students' innovative contributions to
choreography, music, set, costume, sound, lighting, and hair/makeup
design. Mercy drama students perform twice annually with a late fall
musical that showcases the many talents of Mercy actors, singers,
dancers, and musicians, as well as the spring play. Students explore
drama activities relative to their level. Students are introduced to
theatrical terms, auditioning skills, pantomime, storytelling, beginning
stage make-up, partner scene work, character study, monologue work,
stage movement, costuming, and improvisational games. Advanced Drama
students prepare for plays that tour area elementary schools and compete
and attend area and state competitions and workshops.