Theatre

theatre

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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, GodzillaMetamorphoses, a festival of one-act plays, an original collaboration, and a revue of Broadway show tunes.

Cinderella On Stage
Comedy of Errors
Spring Concert
Comedy of Errors Full Cast
Leaving Iowa 2018

Video

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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

Faculty

Will Eyerly

Faculty Information

Department(s)
Arts
Title(s)
Music and Theatre Director

Contact Information

Email
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Education

Degree(s)
PH.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Northcentral University in San Diego
Masters, Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Jones International University
B.A., Theatre, Stetson University
B.A., Theatre, Thomas Edison State University

Biography

 Dr. Eyerly has taught Theatre and has served as the Director of Fine and Performing Arts at Oak Hall School in Gainesville, FL, Canterbury School in Fort Myers, FL, and most recently at the Village School of Naples in Naples, FL.  He has been the Executive Director of The Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts in Naples.  He has also served in the role of Academic Dean and as an Interim Head of Upper School. Will is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who brings incredible experience to SAS.  He has taught theatre, musical theatre, created jazz ensembles, and written more than a dozen plays.  He attended Stetson University and Thomas Edison State University where he earned a B.A. in Theatre.  He also earned a Master’s of Secondary Education, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Jones International University, and his PH.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is from Northcentral University in San Diego. 

Thanks to our close relationship with the University of the South, each year SAS students enjoy performances and workshops with the American Shakespeare Center.