Theater study at CA offers focused and progressive programs in acting, directing, and technical theater, teaching students to work moment to moment and to live truthfully on stage and off.

Theater in Middle School

Middle School students have a variety of options to explore the world of theater. In Sixth Grade, students are introduced to the basics of presentation. They are encouraged to explore their creativity through improvisation games as well as scripted and original work.
 
In Grades 7 and 8, students may choose to be involved in acting classes and productions, including an annual play and musical. Students also participate in technical theater, where they act as the support team for productions, building scenery and learning the basics of lighting design.
 

Theater in Upper School

Upper School classes in the Theater Department at Colorado Academy explore the processes artists use to produce live theater. Through improvisation, scene study, and production, acting students learn the techniques professionals employ to create realistic and compelling characters in a variety of genres (musical and non-musical theater) and media (theater and film).
 
The Theater Department also provides myriad opportunities to participate (both on and backstage) in a full season of plays and musicals.
 
Working under industry standard safety practices, technical theater students increase their knowledge of shop tools, construction techniques, and professional-quality lighting and sound equipment. They also design and build stage sets for major and minor Middle and Upper School productions.

Recent CA Productions

CA Theater Faculty

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  • Maclain Looper

    Middle School & Upper School Theater
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  • James Meehan

    Middle School & Upper School Theater Tech
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  • Stephen Scherer

    Middle School & Upper School Theater and Theater Tech
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