Director of Theater Kirsten McKinney says of her students, “Their love and passion for what they do is so palpable. … I love this age group because they haven’t lost their joy of play.”
Intellect. Imagination. Creative collaboration. Self-expression. These are the cornerstones of the welcoming, open, and inclusive environment of the St. Paul’s School Theater Program.
Through our student-centered curriculum, our experienced faculty will guide students to become artists who think independently, empathize, and explore the world around them while developing a deeper understanding of self and others.
We welcome students who have never participated in theater but would like to do so, either on stage or off. We also offer core areas of study and development for those who wish to pursue theater work in greater depth during their time at SPS and beyond.
Room for Everyone
To provide as much access as possible to the theater experience, SPS offers a tiered casting system, which enables students with afternoon commitments — like a sport or ballet — that would otherwise conflict with theater rehearsals to participate in a way that fits their schedules. It may be through smaller roles or opportunities to work on the technical aspects of a production.
Students also have the chance to fully immerse themselves in the discipline and also take on leadership roles within the program, as heads of the Theater Club, members of the artistic leadership team, or as theater company captains. The design is for the program to support students in their creative expression in as many ways possible.
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See a sample of theater classes you can take.