The CNEC Theatre Arts program, taught and directed by Joel Abels and Cody Ashford, offers students an opportunity to experience theatre arts whether they are beginners or advanced students. The program offers several shows each year in which students can audition and participate along with courses that provide students opportunities to explore theatre arts. At Granite Ridge, students may participate in Beginning or Advanced Drama. Any seventh or eighth grader may take Beginning Drama. Beginning Drama is a prerequisite to enter Advanced Drama.