We are thrilled that your student is interested in being a part of the Theatre Department. Our students have many theatre experiences and develop long-lasting friendships in the process. We have prepared this Guide for you so that you have a quick and easy reference. The Guide includes a snapshot of AHS Theatre activities, ways that you can support AHS Theatre, and tips on helping your student access the many different offerings. Our goal is to demystify AHS Theatre so that parents know what to expect during the school year. Our hopes are that you will find it a helpful resource and you will also see interesting opportunities for your own involvement through the AHS Drama Boosters
AHS Theatre in a Nutshell
The AHS Theatre Department provides courses that students may choose to take during their four year high school program – including Theatre I through IV and Stagecraft. Atholton students may decide to take a Theatre Department course to meet the Fine Arts credit graduation requirement or as an elective course in their individual schedules.
Students do not need to be enrolled in a Theatre course to be a part of the AHS Theatre Department. The AHS Theatre Department offers an interesting mix of high quality theatre opportunities, including productions and special programs that your student can experience. Thus students have different ways to learn first-hand about theatre, developing skills, gaining confidence through performance, and being a part of productions – as an actor; tech, crew, or pit member; playwright; assistant director; choreographer; or by working in make-up, set design, and/or costuming.