JSerra Theatre is not only a part of the Arts department — it's also a theatre company run by students who receive all the tools necessary to lead a professional theatre company.
From company management to theatrical design, our students thrive in all roles and guide others to do the same. Students are mentored into leadership positions, which amply prepares many alumni for a college arts path, professional careers in theatre, or simply a life-long appreciation for the arts.
Our curriculum covers performance, improvisation, scene study, theatrical design, stage combat, and theatre history. In addition, we produce four shows a year: a Fall play, a Fall Magnet Musical, Winter Production, and a Spring Musical. The Fall and Spring shows are rehearsed after school and any student may audition.
Theatre students are also encouraged to participate in the Spirit of the MACY Awards, Cappies Critics and Awards Program, and the Fullerton Theatre Festival.
I thought Theatre was only for students interested in performing. It's been a huge learning experience taking on behind-the-scene roles learning how to manage and produce a big production.