October at Tam Drama’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble brings the fruit of our Fall labors to life with Wilde Nights: Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde.
Streaming from Broadway On Demand is available starting this coming Wednesday evening, October 14th, at 8pm. Click the button below to be directed to your at home showing of Wilde Nights!
Fifteen actors and a creative design and production team of fifteen have worked since August to self-film, create, and remote edit the project. The video project is adapted from Oscar Wilde by CTE teacher Julianna Rees and co-directed with visiting artist and CTE alumna Kate Barnett. Special thanks to the parent donors of our CTE Fall fundraising campaign, and to the Tam High Foundation for their grant support. Because of this support, we were able to bring in eight professional theatre experts to coach the students on special skills including editing, design, and production management.
Conservatory Theatre Ensemble (CTE) is Tam High Drama’s award-winning theatre program,
nationally recognized as a groundbreaking, student-centered learning community.During the distance learning phase of instruction last Spring, CTE continued to meet the needs
of our students by maintaining our visiting artist workshops and producing our 30-play podcast
play festival that had over 2000 listens!
Sustaining this level of excellence during our changing times takes passion and commitment not only from the 200 students who are enrolled in our 2020-21 program, but also from generous donors. Individual donors are the key to the quality of CTE’s program. Last year just 3% of our funding came from the school district and 30% came from the wonderful Tam Foundation. The remaining funding comes from the support of our donors. Can we count you to make this year as meaningful as past years?
THIS YEAR ROUGHLY 250 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 10 DIFFERENT DRAMA CLASSES WILL PRODUCE 55 NIGHTS OF LIVE THEATRE
Donors are a fundamental part of our company. In addition to funding guest artists, donor support covers technical expenses like sets, costumes and operation costs for the company. Only five percent of our program budget is funded by the Tamalpais High School District. Donations are tax deductible and can be made through the Tam High Foundation for “CTE/Tam Drama” or donations can be made to CTE directly.
Conservatory Theater Ensemble, CTE, is an award winning theater education program that spans a four year sequence of training in all aspects of theater.
CTE is a student run company which is based on an ensemble approach that emphasizes teamwork. Our students learn that success is the result of effective collaboration between actors, directors, designers, technicians, backstage crew, playwrights, guest artists and teachers; it takes an ensemble to make plays come alive onstage.
CTE strives to provide students with a complete education in all aspects of the theater. This includes acting, directing, designing, producing, and running productions. We also foster new works, like student written-plays. CTE also aims to foster a development of community and ensemble ethos within its students.
Curious about what CTE does? Click the link above or scroll through some photos to check out our past productions, which range from student-written plays an adaptation of literary classic Beowulf to a vibrant 1920s comedy.