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Noise!

November at Tam Drama’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble brings the fruit of our Fall labors to life with Noise.

Streaming from Broadway On Demand is available starting this coming Wednesday evening, November 10th, at 7pm. Click the button below to be directed to your at home showing of Noise!

Noise is the result of a long tradition of intergenerational collaboration between students, mentors, and visiting artists. The film explores the idea of how we can return home when all is lost. Actors self- and distance-filmed, and a pair of actors worked in an isolated long-term pod. 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. 

2020-2021 Season

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.

What’s On?

The One Act Festival is just around the corner!

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Conservatory Theater Ensemble, CTE, is an award winning theater education program that spans a four year sequence of training in all aspects of theater.

Guest Artists

The Conservatory Theatre Ensemble could not be the program it is without it’s Guest Artists. From carpentry and painting to directing and Shakespeare, these spectacular people teach our students not only how to grow as artists, but as people.

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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.

London Trip

The Global Studies London Trip is a CTE annual tradition that Advanced Drama students have the opportunity to go on.

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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.

PAST SHOWS

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.

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