WHAT WE DO
Saratoga Theatre Arts, informally called Drama Boosters, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that supports the Drama Department, programs and productions at Saratoga High School.
Our purpose is to enhance the quality of these programs by providing volunteer support, recognizing the outstanding achievements of our students, and supplementing school funds in order to continue to deliver advanced theatre opportunities for our students and sophisticated productions to the broader community.
Your membership provides a much needed financial boost to our Drama Program, bringing opportunities such as professional level workshops and training to our young actors, providing set and sound equipment for the tech crew, facility upgrades and thank you gifts to staff or volunteers for going above and beyond.
Programs develop and hone beginning through advanced acting skills and stagecraft, the technical aspect of theatrical production. Our students have been recognized for both at the International Thespian Conference. Help us sustain SHS's outstanding theatrical tradition by joining Drama Boosters.
General STA/Booster Club meetings are open to the public and typically take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm on Zoom. Please join us! https://lgsuhsd.zoom.us/j/95108946568
Head of Theatre: Ben Brotzman
Ben Brotzman is so grateful to be teaching Drama and Technical Theatre at Saratoga High School, as well as continuing as the Theatre Manager of the McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center. Ben is a Director, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and Technical Director for Theatre and has done all of this for Music Productions and Art Galleries across the country as well. Ben received his Master's Degree in Directing from Western Illinois University in 2007 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Midwestern State University in 2003. Ben received his CTE Teaching Certification in the State of California.
His favorite play that he has directed will always be the current one. And his favorite role he has played was Robinson Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe. Ben would like to thank the amazing students in the Drama Program for their continuous pursuit toward producing great theatre here at SHS. Ben would also like to thank his family, Brittnie and Iris, for their constant support and love.