Theatre is the art form of social communication. Through discussion, observation, and practice, students can foster a healthy self-concept, develop personal skills, clarify their perceptions of the world, and nurture an awareness of themselves as physical, social, and creative beings.

Theatre Arts teaches students to be keen observers of human behavior through the study of characters and social interaction in theatre literature. By reading and performing plays, student are encouraged to develop interpersonal skills, cultivate empathy for others, explore relationships, and enhance real-world communication techniques.

Students are encouraged to transform observation, sensitivity, and imagination into believable stage characters through monologues and scene work. Additional opportunities in technical theatre offer students practice in the creation and execution of costume, scenic, lighting, and sound design.

Our goal in the Theatre Arts program at Santa Catalina is to promote a greater understanding and enjoyment of theatre through quality performances and strong production values.

Sister Carlotta Performing Arts Center

The Sister Carlotta Performing Arts Center is a 500-seat professional theatre with a proscenium stage and stagehouse that is fully equipped with computerized lights and sound boards. The PAC also serves as instructional space for our acting and stage production classes.

Pajama Game cast

2018-2019 Performances

The Wind in the Willows (The New Musical)
October 2018

Peter and the Starcatcher
January 2019

We Will Rock You
April and May 2019

Make theatre a part of your day

In the videos below*, Theatre Department Chair Lara Wheeler Devlin '02 and Juliana Tarallo '17 talk about the hows and whys of participating in the theatre program at Catalina.

The Theatre Program
Building Confidence

* Note: The videos were made for an Open House presentation that coincided with a production of "You Can't Take It With You."