Theatre

The Theatre program at Faith West is comprised of Theatre Class and Theatre Performance.

Theatre Class enables students to further develop drama skills for the purpose of becoming confident and efficient in expressing God’s truth.  Jesus commonly used storytelling, narratives, and dramatic readings to engage His audience and have them understand truth on a deeper, more personal level. Drama is an excellent opportunity for students of all skill levels to become confident presenters of the gospel.  Theatre also teaches that students have many skills. It teaches them to work hard, practice new skills, aim high, reach for excellence, and work cooperatively in a group. Classroom instruction will teach students the history and terms of drama and the styles of acting.

Theatre Performance is open to all students in 7th through 12th grade. It allows students to continue to participate in a theatre production without being in JH or HS theatre class. Participation in this production is considered as an extracurricular activity.  Each student who earns a part in the show — whether on stage, behind the scenes, or in the technical area — is required to commit to the rehearsal schedule and other requirements.

Curriculum Information

Instructor: Daniel Barrett, dbarrett@faithwest.org
Text book resource: The Stage and the School

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Your student may qualify for a Fine Arts Letter Jacket.

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Spring Theatre Performance

Into the Woods

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

theatre-intothewoodsPerformances:
April 28 & 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm
April 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Cast
  • Narrator / Mysterious Man – Cameron Hartzler
  • Cinderella – Jianna Chalhoub
  • Jack – Ashton McCutcheon
  • Jack’s Mother – Savannah Garland
  • Baker – Josh Romero
  • Baker’s Wife – Eleni Mote
  • Cinderella’s Stepmother – Madison Telschow
  • Florinda – Felise Bressler
  • Lucinda – Hannah Rodriguez
  • Cinderella’s Father – Daniel Stewart
  • Little Red Riding Hood – Casey Larson
  • Witch – Jessica Gorski
  • Cinderella’s Mother – Gemma Prince
  • Wolf – Isaac Peoples
  • Granny – Kennedy Stovall
  • Repunzel – Brittany Garland
  • Repunzel’s Prince – Matthew Stewart
  • Cinderella’s Prince – Jonathan Rightmire
  • Steward – Maddox Telschow
  • Snow White – Ellie Archinal
  • Sleeping Beauty – Allie Hilton

Fall Theatre Production

A Picture is Worth… – An Evening of One Acts

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Performances:
 Oct 28 & 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Oct 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The audience will be treated to two one act plays.  The Audience will vote for their favorite one act and that play will represent FWA at TAPPS.

Selfie – It’s senior year and problems are mounting for a group of high school students as they prepare for the future. Facing bullies, parents, pressure, sickness, and their own self-judgment, the characters search for ways to stand out. As they document their year, one click at a time, they come to realize life is not about what other people see — it’s about the pictures they have of themselves.

GroverA comedy with elements of both farce and the absurd, Grover is about a young couple’s attempts to navigate the strange world of love — and the even stranger world of marriage.  Having married too young, a Wife experiences an emotional crisis and separates from her Husband.  Given that he hates dogs, she decides to get one so that he’ll stay away.  At the pet store, she is offered a unique service:  they will provide her with a fictional dog and all the proof she needs to be convincing that she really has adopted a pet.  Soon, pictures of her “new dog” are appearing online and people are congratulating her on her new purchase.  But while everyone else has fallen for the ruse, the Husband is immediately suspicious.

  • Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday after school
  • TAPPS OAP State Competition – November 14 & 15, 2016
  • All other information is included in the Audition Packet.
  • Contact Mr. Barrett (dbarrett@faithwest.org) if you have any questions.
Cast of Grover, by Joel Fishbane
  • Savannah Garland as Wife
  • Josh Romero as Husband
  • Alice Wang as Gibb
  • Eleni Mote as Jess
  • Alice Wang as Landlord
  • Eleni Mote as Postal Worker
Cast of Selfie, by Bradley Hayward
  • Eleni Mote as Nicole
  • Josh Romero as Zack
  • Alice Wang as Laura
  • Savannah Garland as Kaitlin
  • Josh Romero as Tyler
  • Savannah Garland as Jessie
  • Alice Wang as Morgan
  • Eleni Mote as Sam