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BWW Interview: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe Burke

Richard Lundin, the beloved drama teacher at Northwest High School, has taken another position to further his career. The success of the program he created will carry on as Zoe Burke takes his place. Burke was hand-picked by him and Principal Gil Alvarez.

A graduate of Newman University, Zoe Burke joins the faculty at NW from within the 259 family; she was the drama teacher at Buckner Fine Arts magnet school for two years before accepting the position. Burke is also very active in the Wichita theatre community. Directing and performing for Wichita Shakespeare Company, Scottish Rite Signature Theatre, Wichita Community Theatre, Guild Hall Players and several other local theatres.

She is very excited to announce the 2016-2017 season. It begins with Hairspray, the Tony award winning musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. Next is the classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Then the dinner theatre production of the screwball comedy Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesserling. Followed by Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's hilarious masterpiece. The final show will be the new and groundbreaking She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen.

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