About the Theatre Department

theatre masks Theatre is a collaborative and communicative art that strives to tell a story or series of stories that will connect with people on emotional levels. It enhances connection from one person to another through human experiences that is universal and timeless. Experiences such as love, hate, anger, depression, jealousy and joy. We believe theatre is best used when it connects to each and every one of us through these universal experiences and teaches us to recognize our common strengths and weaknesses. At Miller South, the theatre program does just this by providing students with the skills and abilities to speak confidently in front of people, both on and off the stage. Classes in improvisation, history of theatre, commedia dell'arte, stage combat, technical design, film/tv acting and playwriting encourage students to think critically and creatively. In the upper grade levels, we study artists such as Shakespeare, Stanislavski and Moliere to understand style and universality. Students are provided with the opportunities to perform on and off stage through the experiences of our Fall plays and Spring musicals. Various community performances at Barnes and Noble and the IX Center in Cleveland are among others where our students excel. We have a partnership with Rubber City Theatre (a professional theatre company in Akron, Ohio) where students can take extra classes to enhance and stretch their skills in the theatre.