The Fall Drama is the first production of the CVTheatre season, dating its origin back to sometime in the 1970s. Typically consisting of strictly acting, the CVTheatre Fall Drama is an excellent opportunity for students to practice and improve on their acting abilities. The size of the production is relatively smaller than that of the other CVTheater productions and provides more one-on-one instruction with the director. Starting in 2015, the Fall Drama was re-branded as a student-run performance with the professional guidance of a faculty advisement. The goal is to not only improve on the acting abilities of the students performing but also to provide the experience for students to learn the directional and administrative side of theatrical performances.
Currently, the earliest recorded Fall Drama production on record in Dark Side of The Moon in 1972 which was directed by Renee Ann Keil. Since then, a large number of different faculty members have put on a variety of productions. The Chartiers Valley Department of Fine and Performing Arts was formed by Renee Ann Keil in 1973/1974 when then high school principal Harry Buzzatto encouraged teachers to explore and design new curriculum. In recent years, Heidi Fiorentini directed the Fall Drama from 2004 - 2010, Buffie Fanzo from 2012-2014 and Kim Giffin from 2015 - present.
In 2017, CVTheatre alumni Austin Pilz started the initiative to archive a complete history of all CVTheatre productions. Below you'll find all of the recorded fall drama productions we were able to find historical information for. Special thank you to Heidi Fiorentini, Renee Ann Keil, and Kim Giffin for the majority of these production programs, recordings and information. If you have information about a fall drama listed or not listed below, please contact us!