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Becky Skrypeck - Drama Director
“Drama” is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action" or "to do". The enactment of drama in theatre, performed by actors on a stage before an audience, presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception.
The two masks associated with drama are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face), while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face). They represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy.