Our theater Afternoon Program is a wonderful place to express creativity whether you’re a seasoned performer or you are auditioning for your very first role.

Don’t like the limelight? Join us backstage in theater tech. Learn how to build sets for a full-scale musical or program lights for a small student-directed show.

The afternoon theater program helps students build the courage to try something new. Free from judgment, student actors and technicians dedicate themselves to teamwork and excellence through practice. Faculty give unconditional support.

There are three seasons to join us in a production: fall drama, the winter musical, and spring drama. The fall and spring seasons showcase a play, comedy, dramatic piece, or student-written production while students in the winter season put up a full-scale musical production.

Theater Courses

Forensics & Competitive Public Speaking
Acting 1

On Stage

Arts Department Chair, Theater and English teacher Paul Wann P’94 regularly performs at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport and at Theater-in-the-Open in Maudslay State Park. His recent roles enacted are Lear in King Lear, Sir Toby Belch in 12th Night, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, and Pozzo in Waiting for Godot.

In the Pit

Each winter the vocal performances of students in our Winter Musical are supported by a handful of their peers in the pit orchestra. In addition, English teacher Mr. Robertson P’17, ‘20, ‘22 is a staple playing the trumpet alongside his students.