At St. Andrew's-Sewanee School the Theatre is a space for learning and for creating. Formal theatre courses focus on collaborative skills, scenework, types of performance and acting methods. Students in both Middle School and the Upper School have the opportunity to audition for productions throughout the year. Most years, the school stages two major productions including one musical.
In addition to performance, students may help with directing, scenery and costume design, music, and administrative functions related to the shows. Through the theatre program, students enjoy a creative outlet while honing lifelong skills of public speaking, teamwork and working under strict deadlines.
SAS Theatre productions in recent years have included: The Sound of Music, Babka Without Borders, Cinderella, The Ants, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Sweeney Todd, Comedy of Errors, Godzilla, Metamorphoses, a festival of one-act plays, an original collaboration, and a revue of Broadway show tunes.
If you ever (thought about performing) but have thought, "but I'm not good enough," my question back to you is "Says who?" Here at SAS we are all given the opportunity and resources that the community has in order to grow, all we need to do is to be bold and take that first step, then everyone around you will help you along the way.
JASON NEELEY '22, OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY '26