Theater at the Winston School seeks to provide not only an exploration of classic ideas in acting theory and performance, but also teaches valuable life skills and a serious exploration of executive functioning skills through an ensemble focused approach. Theater requires students to develop empathy and understanding, effective communication techniques, teamwork, time management, and independent decision making.
Through our program students are able to realize talents in performance and leadership that are unique to Theater Arts. Our main goal is to bring out the confidence and creativity that is within each student.
Our program is designed so that students can participate in other extracurricular programs at Winston or outside of Winston. We produce two productions each year. Every student enrolled in the class is cast in the production and rehearsals are mainly scheduled during school hours. Classes are designed to give students a realistic view of the actor process and cover many varying themes and genres of performing arts and drama.
Past productions have included:
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
The Odd Couple
Our Country’s Good
Little Shop of Horrors
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Works by Arthur Miller, Chekov, Neil Simon, Christopher Durang, and William Shakespeare
Our Winston graduates involved in theater arts have gone on to successful careers and demanding college programs. Graduates have completed internships in local theaters, worked professionally in television and film, become voice over performance artists, music management professionals and built careers in human resources and advertising production.