Theatre

theatre

Through theatre at Westridge, students learn creativity, collaboration, and the importance of ensemble.

They grow to understand theatre as a discipline that involves focused commitment and a powerful sense of both personal and shared accomplishment. Most importantly, students continue to develop their own creative voice and personal agency.

During Middle School, 7th and 8th grade students may elect to study theatre in semester-long courses each year. In the spring, 8th grade students also have the opportunity to participate on- or off-stage in a fully produced play in our black box theatre.

In Upper School, we offer courses in Acting, Theatre Production, Costume Construction, Fundamentals of Costume Design, and Technical Theatre. The Upper School presents three productions each year, including two main stage productions and one black box production.

Whether a student is interested in pursuing serious study in the theatre, or simply looking for a fun and rewarding extracurricular activity, our theatre department has something for everyone!

Program Highlights

Theatre students at Westridge get a holistic picture of the art form. Beyond performance, they also study what happens behind the scenes, including directing, costume and set design, production, and much more!

Theatre Production

The business of show business

We teach students how to take a production from idea to reality—from directing to dramaturgy.

Costume Design & Construction

Making a (fashion) statement

Students collaborate with our theatre design faculty to create memorable costumes worn in our productions.

Technical Theatre

Bringing a show to life

Students work behind the scenes with our technical theatre staff to learn lighting, set, and sound design.

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Two 8th graders in the Black Box Theatre performing in the 2019 production of Green Bird