The Theater program provides multiple entry points for students, allowing for diversity in backgrounds, interests and levels of experience. A three-level scope and sequence track acting track -- Fundamentals of Drama, Intermediate Drama and Advanced Drama -- provide a pathway for the student to develop and hone acting and directing skills while learning to interpret dramatic source material. Both courses and practical experience are offered in Technical Theater and Design.
Performance and technical theater opportunities are abundant. Each year we offer four department-produced productions, including dramas, comedies, student-directed one-act plays, and a major musical theater production. Members of Phoenix, the School’s honorary drama society, mount one production annually and produce monthly coffee house performances open to the entire school community. OutSpoken, our student-led spoken word group, offers additional original writing and performance opportunities. The recent addition of a 100-seat Experimental Theater in the Fonseca Center provides a state-of-the-art facility for classes, rehearsals and smaller productions.
- Fundamentals of Drama
- Intermediate Drama
- Advanced Drama
- Theater Design and Technology
- Light Lab
- Public Speaking
- Musical Theater Workshop
- Phoenix, Honorary Drama Society
- Outspoken (spoken word troupe)
Each year we offer four upper school productions including dramas, comedies, student directed one-acts, and a major musical theater production.
Middle School performance and production opportunities are open to 7th and 8th graders as an athletic option in the winter season.
Recent productions include: Rent, The Pajama Game, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Pippin, Honk, Xanadu, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Laramie Project, Love and Information, Metamorphoses, Throne of Blood, A Doll’s House, Spring Shorts (student written and directed one-act plays)