If you know Mark Henderson, you know he is one of the most outgoing and spirited people to attend Lowry.
In the midst of his high school career, Henderson was chosen by Mrs. Corrine James to be one of two sophomores introduced to the Drama class in 2015; and now has been chosen by James for Performer of the Issue. This is Henderson’s third year in Drama and second year in Stagecraft.
Drama and Stagecraft’s first performances are November 12-15 for the “Fiddler on the Roof” play, where Henderson is cast with Weston Noyes as the main character, Tevye.
James stated that Henderson is an absolute asset in both classes and is working hard to improve his acting abilities.
“His singing is amazing and he is working on really feeling his character and bringing the character to life on stage,” said James. “Mark is a very hard worker and I really appreciate his contributions.”
Henderson said he enjoys being double cast as Tevye because of the competitive element of it. His favorite part of Drama and Stagecraft is all of the people involved.
“It’s like having another family where you can be who you want to be and not have any judgment,” said Henderson. “There’s really only encouragement in these classes and it’s what makes them my favorite.”
Henderson has been interested in Lowry’s Drama department since a young age.
“Ever since I was a kid at French Ford, I had a dream to be in the class. I was overjoyed when I was one of two sophomores to get into Drama that year,” said Henderson.
Henderson plans on becoming serious with his acting when he graduates high school; he wants to become an actor. He believes that Drama has influenced who he is as a person.
“I’d have to say it’s made me more creative and more outgoing. Being in this class has given me more ways to express myself,” said Henderson.