Get to Know the Green Room Club

Play Production is a class that allows students to follow their passion in theatre and helps improve their skills; although the class is only for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, any student who is interested in acting, can join the club to improve their acting skills. 

Green Room Club is ran by English teacher, Leanne DeRosa. DeRosa started supervising the club this year, explaining that the club is a way for students “to get involved with Play Production.” The club is also ran by junior Ayman Boudrari, and senior Moez Ben Salem. 

Green Room Leaders Ayman Boudrari and senior Moez Ben Salem. Photo by Juliana Luong
Green Room members, junior Ayman Boudrari and sophomore Yusra Tafraoui. Photo taken by Juliana Luong.

During Green Room, they warm-up their voices and bodies. The club is very helpful for many students who are interested in pursuing acting. DeRosa’s advice is for students to join, regardless of whether or not they are serious about acting. “You do not even have to act if you do not want to. You can do something as simple as set building. It is just a great way to meet people.” 

Boudari has been in Green Room since his freshman year. Boudari’s main goal is to keep Green Room “alive” because he notices that around October, the club dies down. 

The Green Room incorporates a great amount of improv. The leaders of the club also give certain situations and rules that students must use to create a scene. They give sentences phrases, or an idea that turns into a scene afterwards. They also have a game called Bench, where there is a chair in the middle and they bring two actors in and create a setting, then one person leaves and brings another person, and it continues. 

Boudari said to “go in with an open mind and if you feel like something is awkward or stupid, you are doing it right!” Everything in Green Room is “exaggerated” and “over the top” he explained. He also added that “if it seems like a little too much, that is perfect because you want it to be a little too much.”

Although Green Room focuses on acting, it provides so much more; from creating set, to acting, anyone can join to pursue their interests that they may not be able to follow during school.

Juliana Luong

Juliana Luong was born on March 11, 2005. She is a new classmate of Malden High School. She has been dancing for about nine years, which is part of where her energy comes from. Her favorite class is English which is part of the reason she joined journalism because she has always had a passion for writing since she was little. She grew up in Malden. Luong enjoys the show The Vampire Diaries and the movies of The Fast and the Furious. She is half Vietnamese and Italian. Her favorite band is Why Don’t We, a group that has become popular over the years.

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