Martha Harvey is currently in her 5th year as Theater Director at Ridge. She has been involved with Drama Club for over 6 seasons directing the Award Winning: Midsummer Night's Dream, Fiddler on the Roof, Peter and the Starcatcher, Annie, Guys & Dolls, High School Musical & others. Martha holds a BM in Church Music from Baylor University and an MFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory. A proud member of Actor's Equity, Martha has performed in theaters around the country including Lincoln Center, Woodstock Playhouse, The Growing Stage & various others. She also serves on staff at Somerset Hills Baptist Church as the worship leader with her husband Dallas. They have a beautiful daughter named Eloise. She is beyond thrilled to be welcoming new members to Drama Club this year! Matthew 5:16
Director of Stage Crew
Jason M. Stewart is an artist and art educator at Ridge High School where this is his 11th year leading the scenic design and stage crew. Stewart received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has exhibited his artwork throughout the east coast, including the Newark Museum and the Monmouth Museum. Stewart and his crew have received many awards and nominations for their outstanding work with scenic design, including the 2017 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award. Stewart has worked with local and touring theatre companies in the roles of director, actor, designer, stage manager, painter, and builder. Stewart is extremely proud of the hard work the cast and crew have put into each production of their productions. He looks forward to working with this year's incoming members of Stage Crew!
Director of Tech Crew
Dallas Harvey is ecstatic to be welcoming a new wave of students to tech crew this year! He's been a part of eight production here at Ridge and looks forward to many more. He is always proud of all the work put into each production by cast and crew and is particularly grateful for the dedication and hard work of the Tech Crew, who bring light, sound, and theatrical magic to the PAC stage!
Director of Costume Crew
Seana Benz is a 2014 graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Theatre and Music. Regional performance credits with Pines Dinner Theatre and Muhlenberg SMT, and other credits with various Pennsylvania theatres. Ms. Benz is also employed by various theatres in the tri-state area as a Wardrobe Supervisor/Dresser and is a soon-to-be member of the IATSE Union for Theatre Technicians. Seana looks forward to a year full of creativity and fun with new and returning members of costume crew to help the stories Drama Club tells come to life through the art of hair, makeup, and costuming!
Drama Club Officers
Drama Club President
Eileen is so excited to be this year’s drama club president. She’s been a part of the club since freshman year, when she was in the cast of Annie (Annie), High School Musical (Jamie) & Guys and Dolls (Mimi). She also attends SCVTHS, where she studies Theater Arts. She has been in the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone (Mrs. T) & Arsenic and Old Lace(Martha). Eileen plans to pursue a BFA in MT in college. She is looking forward to another year of RDC making a difference in our community, making people smile on and off the stage.
Drama Club Co-Vice President
This is Eve’s fourth year in the Ridge Drama Club and she is eager to work as one of the two co-Vice Presidents this year. She has participated in Annie, High School Musical, and Guys and Dolls as ensemble rolls along with assistant student directing A MidSummer Night’s Dream, and choreographing our virtual production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Her love for this club is strong and she is happy to take on this year in a leadership role, and do good for Ridge Drama Club!
Drama Club Co-Vice President
Max is ecstatic to be serving the Drama Club in every way he can this year! Max has been enamored with theatre ever since he saw his first Broadway Musical when he was three. Last year, he had the thrill of playing Nick Bottom in Midsummer and Nicely in Guys & Dolls with RHSDC! Some other favorite roles include Thènardier, (Les Miz) the Wizard (Wicked JR) and has enjoyed directing shows like "Into the Woods" & "Mary Poppins!" He is beyond excited to meet every new member and to tell beautiful stories with this community of special people. He loves Disney and the music of Sondheim!
Drama Club Treasurer
Nathan is honored to be the Ridge Drama Club’s Treasurer! Nathan is a Junior and performed in High School Musical and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was the Assistant Stage Manager for Showtime 2019 and Guys and Dolls. He also was the Stage Manager of Showtime 2020 and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, both of which were virtual shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. He looks forward working with each Drama Club member to make this an amazing and memorable year no matter the circumstances!
Drama Club Secretary
Sophie Kramer is a senior who has been a member of the RHSDC since 9th grade, and is honored to be Secretary this year. She has been able to perform in the musicals as Ms. Greer (Annie), Martha (High School Musical), and Another Player (Guys and Dolls), along with choir. She plans to attend art school to major in Entertainment Design and hopes to be a Disney Imagineer someday. Her favorite musical is Come From Away, her favorite color is green and her favorite Disney ride is Pirates of the Caribbean.
Morgan Beatty is a junior at Ridge and is thrilled to be your ITS President this year! Previously she has been a part of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Showtime, Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and High School Musical all with Ridge Drama Club! Outside of Drama Club she participates in RHS Concert Choir, Acapella Choir, the First Responders Club and many more! Morgan is so excited for this upcoming Drama Club season, and can’t wait to welcome new and returning members!