The ‘DRAMA KITCHEN’ runs a vibrant programme that covers all aspects of dramatic form, including Aotearoa theatre, masks, “issues theatre”, and an introduction to Shakespeare. Year 9 students develop their posture, voice, group skills, problem solving and performance techniques. In this safe and motivating environment students quickly develop confidence. This learning process can be continued to Year 13.
Each year the school presents a major production undertaken by the Year 13 class as part of their NCEA programme. Our students regularly enter the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. Gisborne Girls’ High School has won the local festival a record nine times and has the proud distinction of having had six students selected on acting and directing ability to travel to the Globe Theatre in London to perform on that famous stage.