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Ms. Patti Reeves Drama Department Head Caddo Magnet High School Shreveport, LA 71101 Welcome to Ms. Reeves’ Classroom Our motto: In the end, it can’t look like acting! How do we address the teacher? You may call me Ms. Reeves or Ms. Patti Never by my first name only, my years give me the right to proper address. Who is this teacher as a person? I have 30years teaching experience. I have taught Drama I – V, Shakespearean Acting, Directing, English I, English III, English IV, Technical Theatre, World History, and American History. My favorite things are: reading; traveling; playing with my granddaughters, and hanging out with my dog. I have a passion for theatre and teens. I have an MLA What’s an MLA? A Master’s of Liberal Arts Degree Subject Area – Shakespearean Theatre Master’s Thesis Project – Romeo and Juliet I directed, produced and performed in the show, as well as making all the costumes. Romeo and Juliet Who is this person as a performer? I often act in Community Theatre and recently the Bravo Award’s presented by Shreveport Little Theatre awarded me Best Supporting Actress for my work in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof portraying Big Mama. I also was nominated for my portrayal of Nat in The Rabbit Hole. SB Magazine SB Magazine also presented me with the Best Supporting Actress Award For Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Other shows Arsenic and Old Lace Romeo and Juliet Bedroom Farce Cemetery Club Lend Me a Tenor Music Man My Family I have a daughter, Joy, who is married to Jeff Rawls. Joy was valedictorian of her high school. Attended Centenary College on a full scholarship and graduated with honors. Joy just retired from at Capital One because she had a baby in February!!! She does community theatre as a hobby. Joy Jaclynn Elisabeth (Jacs) Joshua My son, Josh, who is an actor and musician, worked as a paid actor at The Canterbury Regional Theatre near Chicago. He graduated from Magnet in 2006. He won Best Actor at Magnet for his portrayal of John Proctor in The Crucible. He was nominated by SB Magazine for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Will Parker in Oklahoma which won for Best Musical for 2007-2008 He lives in California with his fiance, Catie and baby, Marley Josh Marley Raine Hope My daughter, Hope, graduated from BPCC with her associates degree in theatre. She got the female lead her first semester in college in Dracula. This won the SB Magazine’s Best Drama of 2007-2008. She has 4 Best Actress awards. She attends New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts 2nd year There are 180 students in first year – only 80 get asked back for 2nd year. Hope John In 2003, John was a student of mine who came from a troubled background. John played basketball and football with Josh and participated in drama with the rest of us. His junior year John came to live with us and we eventually adopted him. John graduated and attended LA. Tech. John works for B & J Oil Company John Atticus Full Name – Atticus Finch Reeves He’s a Shih Tzu He is three years old He is my best friend. He was given to me by one of my former students He was named after the character from To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus What will we be doing this year? Drama I We will develop an overall understanding of the theatre process. We will be learning performance skills You will be performing monologues and scenes You will have an opportunity to audition for: Scene Day; Fall Mainstage; Fall One-Acts, Spring Mainstage; Spring One-Acts, and seniors will have the opportunity to perform at Inductions Pre-Performance Circle Motto Tell the story Desire more than anything to be heard and understood Listen Have fun (it’s called play for a reason) Remember Our Class website is http://teacherweb.com/LA/CaddoMagnetH ighSchool/Reeves/ Our Drama Website is www.caddomagnetplayers.blogspot.com Check it out for all info about our drama department I truly believe in your potential, and I want YOU to believe in it, too! Have an awesome year!
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