CARIO DRAMAApplications for the 2019/20 school year are below.
please make sure to choose the correct application.
If you have any questions, please contact mr. pickens at

2019/20 Drama applications

All Rising 6th Graders
7th and 8th grade semester-long Drama
7th and 8th grade advanced year-long drama


auditions august 2019
More info coming this summer!




My name is Derek Pickens and I'm ecstatic to be teaching Drama at Cario Middle School this year. Seven years ago I moved to this wonderful city when I was hired by the Charleston Stage Company to teach and perform as one of their Resident Actors. Before that I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, where I got my MFA in Performing Arts, and Greensboro College, where I got a BA in Theatre Education. 

When I'm not at school, you will usually find me in rehearsal for a show I'm directing at school or performing in at one of the many theatre companies around town.

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