Welcome to the Kasson-Mantorville Schools Drama Department!
Throughout the year, the K-M Schools Drama Department and K-M Drama Boosters strive to improve our actors and technical crew students through education, practice, and fun! Students are part of a supportive community and make lasting friendships while learning valuable life skills including self-confidence, public speaking, stage tech skills including set design, basic carpentry, lighting design, Sound design, prop construction, and stage production techniques. We present four shows every year: a fall "All-School Musical" involving students in grades 3 through 12, a winter One-Act Play which is part of the MSHSL One Act Play competitions, a late-winter Middle School Play or Musical, and a spring High School Play. Look through the links on the left to find out more information about our shows, lettering in Drama, and information about how you or your business can become a K-M Drama Sponsor.
RESCHEDULED!!! Mark your calendar for THIS SATURDAY, January 29 at 5:30 pm in the Minnesota WiFi Performing Arts Center at Kasson-Mantorville High School! One night only, one show only, free and open to the public.
Kasson-Mantorville Drama Department presents: The 146 Point Flame, by Matt Thompson. Based on the historic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, the show tells the stories of four young women who perished in the fire. An Italian immigrant, Vincenza, shares her last night on Earth with romance, smiles and dancing. Tessa, from Austria, celebrates her life with a story about her brother and mother. Sisters Lena and Yetta meditate on the strength and endurance of moving from Russia to America and the parallels of moving from life to the afterlife. Touching and poetic, this piece illuminates the definition of human courage.
Featuring the acting talents of Chelsea Pierick, Natalie Knutson, Johanna Herfindahl-Quint, Hannah Olson, Taylor Godbout, Addie Fosland, Mckenzie Holz, Evy Lindstrom, Ian Kujath, Kaiden Beliveau, Cullen Santjer, Bella Fields, and Brooklyn Reding, and the technical talents of Abby Barnum, Callia Fosland, Kaylene Patschke, and David Oolman, directed by Mel Ferris with technical direction by Cody Rysavy, and costumes by Ingvild Herfindahl.
This moving show highlights an incredibly important and often overlooked event in American history that led to many fire and building code changes and advances in workplace protection, and highlighted the struggles faced by low wage factory workers in America.
(We would like to point out that the show is about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which was the worst industrial disaster in American history prior to 9-11-2001, and may not be suitable for all audiences.)