More than Cute: Drama’s Power for the Young

Tom Longano and Pat Love run a successful drama program for lower and middle school boys at The Heights. With their play coming up next week, they discuss the founding of The Tower Fools, what makes an effective show and what the fruits of drama are to the young liberal arts mind–and their audience.

Tom Longano

About the guest:

Tom Longano


Tom Longano graduated from the Heights in 2011. In 2015, he graduated from the University of St Andrews with a first-class honours degree in Philosophy. He has taken courses in Literature and the Liberal Arts at Notre Dame, Oxford, and in London, and has also had the pleasure of experiencing first-hand the diverse cultures of Western Europe during his travels as a student in Scotland. His time abroad has deepened his appreciation for the outstanding and unique education he received at The Heights, and he is delighted to return and teach in the Lower School. He also looks forward to helping with drama productions, having done many plays at the Heights and in college.

Pat Love

About the guest:

Pat Love


Patrick Love joined the faculty at The Heights in the music department in 2004, and he continues to be one of our most enthusiastic members. He comes with full teacher certification for all band and string instruments and voice from Towson University, where he studied music education with an emphasis in classical and jazz saxophone. Mr. Love has taught privately for the past ten years and currently plays with the Pat Love Project, a jazz group formed to promote America’s musical art form: jazz. Patrick and his wife, Jessica, have four children.

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