Putting students center stage

As one of the most interdisciplinary art forms, theatre gives students opportunities to cover a wide range of topics during class.

Students explore the various roles of theatre artists including:

  • Actors

  • Directors

  • Designers

  • Playwrights

  • Technicians

  • Critics

Real-life skills

Students use improvisation and work cooperatively in small groups. Study includes the evaluation of creative work and the examination of the relationship between audience and artist.

Students develop:

  • Communication

  • Concentration

  • Expressiveness

  • Sensory awareness

  • Coordination

  • Creative thinking

  • Audience skills

Black and white theatre mask drawing

Theatre coursework


Basic theatre vocabulary and understanding of theatre as an art form while exploring various roles of theatre artists.

One semester


Fundamental skills in voice, articulation, physical movement, expression and understanding dramatic structure.

Full year
Two-year experience


Focuses on character development through physical technique and language and text.

Full year
One- or two-year experience

Performance Ensemble

Advanced class focused on refining and mastering performance skills.

Full year

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”


Theatre faculty and staff

Charles Swarts
Judy Goff, teacher
Judy Goff
Leslie Jessen, teacher
Leslie Jessen
Jeri Swatosh, teacher
Jeri Swatosh
Cole Peterson

Examine the relationship between audience and artist.

Theatre is an interdisciplinary art form.