The SPS Theatre Program provides opportunities for talented, dedicated and aspiring students to pursue their passion for theatre in depth, while becoming empathetic to the human condition. Within an academically rigorous liberal arts setting, students develop their theatrical talents through classes, workshops, performances, field trips, and individual instruction. Whether you seek a four-year progressive course of study or just love doing theatre, you will benefit from a wide variety of opportunities to create and experience theatre as an art form. St. Paul's Theatre will set you on the path to become a skilled theatre artist and a lifelong theatre enthusiast.

Program Objectives
Students who pursue theatre as a course of study will effectively accomplish the following objectives as designed by the program:
  • To be respectful, appreciative and empathetic of one another as individuals.
  • To think critically, analytically and creatively.
  • To create a work ethic characterized by self-discipline and collaboration.
  • To develop effective and competent communication and listening skills.
  • To communicate ideas effectively in writing and through oral presentations.
  • To develop the art of storytelling by cultivating the imagination.
  • To be able to cross-reference their work in the theatre to that of their everyday life.
  • To demonstrate a basic knowledge of dramatic literature and performance styles as a part of humanistic and cultural study.
  • To interpret precisely how societal conditions influence theatrical production.

MASTER CLASS WORKSHOPS

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  • Clowning, Comedy and Schtick

    Master Class Teacher Jay Stewart worked with our Advanced Scene Study classes and did a four-day workshop in April on clowning, comedy and schtick. The Advanced Scene Study class focuses on using comic elements such as the ones that were taught during this workshop. The class also focuses on Commedia Dell'Arte working on lazzi bits and stock character.
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THEATRE PERFORMANCES

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PROGRAM HEAD

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