(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day School announces the expansion of its theatre program with the hiring of a dedicated, full-time faculty member in drama. Well known Savannah actor and director, DJ Queenan, will join the Savannah Country Day school faculty and will oversee the drama curriculum for the Middle and Upper Schools as well as lead and direct students in performances throughout the academic year. With Mr. Queenan’s arrival, the theatre program will now offer a more extensive variety of courses and productions for students.
"We are delighted to welcome DJ to our 13 member fine arts department at Savannah Country Day," remarks Kay Godawa, Fine Arts Department Head. "Drama has been a premier program at our school for many years with Theatre 15, the school’s advanced troupe, taking many local and state awards. We look forward to a director who can devote himself full time to the further development of the theatre program amidst strong choral, jazz, string, and visual arts programs at Savannah Country Day."
DJ Queenan is originally from New York City and attended Savannah College of Art and Design where he obtained his BFA in Media and Performing Arts. He was formerly the Director of Theatre Arts for the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. His most recent directorial credits include The Sound of Music, Six Degrees of Separation, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, and Bat Boy The Musical.
Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a generous and compassionate spirit. For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its programs, please visit www.savcds.org.