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The middle and upper school theatre program at Episcopal Collegiate School is both curricular and co-curricular. During the school day, students may take theatre classes at any grade level from sixth through twelfth. After school, students may participate on stage or backstage in our school plays.

School Plays

School plays are an excellent opportunity for students to learn technical, performance, and leadership skills, showcase their talents, and work with others toward a common goal. The theatre program produces three plays annually: an upper school play, a middle school play, and a combined MS/US musical. All students are invited to audition for roles and/or sign up to participate in the technical crew.

Middle School Classes

There are three theatre classes available to students during their middle school years. Sixth grade students take Creative Drama, which focuses on creative performance and dramatic storytelling. Seventh and eight grade students may take Theatre I, which focuses on play analysis and acting, and Theatre II, which introduces directing, technical theatre, and playwriting.

Upper School Classes

All students in the upper school have the option to take classes that focus on Acting or Technical Theatre. Advanced students may explore additional areas of theatre through the self-guided, project-based Theatre Practicum class. 

James Mainard O'Connell

theatre director