The Frederick Gunn School’s Theatre Program is an ambitious, dynamic, comprehensive program that allows students to stretch themselves artistically, emotionally, and socially. Students are encouraged to explore new ways to embrace the creative process through yearlong Acting and Advanced Acting classes as well as semester courses in Improvisation/Theatre Games, Combat for Stage and Screen, Playwriting, and Independent Theatre Studies.
I’m excited to share stories that reflect how we look and identify today. To offer classes and produce plays that are populated with casts and designers that are diverse and inclusive. Join us — in class, on or off stage — in making that happen.
Kent Burnham - Director of theatre Arts
Our program is committed to artistic excellence and innovation and provides a supportive home for creative risk-taking. We are a supportive community that offers something for everyone on or off stage with the goal of building the next generation of theatre-makers and theatre goers.
Students have opportunities to participate in three mainstage shows per year, including the Fall Play, Winter Musical, and Spring Shakespeare Project, in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. All performances are open to the community and garner multiple Halo Awards each year.
Students who have a demonstrated interest in the Arts may propose to replace one term of interscholastic athletics in their first year with a non-athletic program or project. This could be equivalent to participating in two after-school Arts programs and one term of interscholastic athletics in their first year.