Theatre Arts at T.C. Williams

Creativity · Craft · Collaboration · Confidence · Community

Beauty and the Beast, Spring 2019 · Penoso Images
  • Beauty and the Beast, Spring 2019 · Penoso Images

  • The T.C. Williams Drama Program brings to students the passion and power of the performing arts by providing Arts Logo high quality, dynamic Theatre Arts education at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Our program offers students the chance to experience the excitement and rewards of theatre while developing poise, social & collaborative skills, confidence, and the ability to work with others. All members are introduced to both drama theory and practice as part of their programming.

    We offer classes that help students become successful in the Theatre Arts, whether they are in front of or behind the curtain. Our comprehensive program gives students the opportunity to learn about the various theatrical disciplines, including:

    • Acting
    • Playwriting
    • Directing
    • History
    • Critical Analysis
    • Stagecraft (Set Design & Props)
    • Lighting
    • Sound
    • Production and Management
    • Promotion and Marketing 

    The T.C. Williams Drama Department produces at least 3 productions each year. Our fall production is typically a non-musical play. Mid-year, our department participates in the Virginia High School League competition of student-performed, produced and directed One Acts. Each spring, we produce a large-scale musical. Students who participate in our productions receive a practicum credit toward their degree, and will gain membership into the prestigious International Thespian Society. We also travel to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. each year to participate in the Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, where participating middle and high schools perform Shakespeare for each other.

    Our Theatre Arts educators work together to teach our robust population of Theatre Arts students:

    Hope Bachman


    Hope E. Bachman
    Educator: Technical Theatre
    Expertise:: Technical Theatre, Production Design, Playwriting
    hope.bachman@acps.k12.va.us

     

     

    Leslie Jones


    Leslie A. Jones
    Educator: Advanced Theatre
    Expertise: Acting, Directing, Production & Management
    ljones@acps.k12.va.us

     

     

    Lara Headshot Photo
    Lara Hudson Press
    Educator: Intro to Theatre · Intermediate Theatre
    Expertise: Acting, Directing, Choreography, Movement for Actors
    lara.press@acps.k12.va.us

     

     

    We are excited to provide your student with a comprehensive, engaging and unforgettable theatre experience at T.C. Williams High School.