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Knowing yourself and empathizing with the experiences of others

Theatre courses and experiences offer students the opportunity to examine and explore the complexities of human experiences, both from their own vantage points and through the embodiment of others.

Theatre courses in the Upper School range from introductory surveys of theatre production and acting, to complex academic electives in directing, set design, and technical theatre. Students are able to engage in the academic study of theatre and its components through coursework, as well as through multiple extra-curricular opportunities for performance and production during multiple shows each year. In short, whether in or out of the classroom setting, the learning and the opportunities never cease.

Annual theatre productions include an Upper School Fall Drama Production, Middle School Plays, a combined Upper and Middle School musical each spring, student-written and directed One Act Plays, and more. Students also participate in annual festivals and competitions in and beyond Arizona to further their artistic development.

Physical and Theatrical Growth

For a recent production of Robin Hood, the theatre program engaged with a professional stage-fighting expert to teach students the intricacies of the craft.