The Theatre Strand
THE THEATRE STRAND
The theatre strand at The Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy provides students with a structured, pre-professional training program for a diverse range of students dedicated and eager to immerse themselves into the ever-changing world of theatre.
Through a range of performance spaces and opportunities, the professional faculty provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere that encourages collaboration, patience and perseverance among the students.
The Theatre Strand offers an advanced theatre curriculum in:
Costume Design and Construction
Set Design and Construction
Our students are exposed to a range of theatrical studies throughout their 3 years of middle school and four years of high school. We encourage exploration between performance and technical theatre tracks, while equipping the student with the skills necessary to compete and succeed in highly competitive degree programs by senior year.
Theatre Awards & Accolades
THESPIAN TROUPE 8227
Proud supporter of Grand Prairie Adopt-a-Street Program
Proud participant in the Texas Explorers Program State Competition (Troupe 8227 provided actors and makeup artists for various simulations)
Service at Mission Arlington
Performances at local senior centers and assisted living facilities
Award-Winning Super Troupe of Texas
Students chosen yearly for All-State Cast
Numerous State and National Scholarship Winners
Numerous National Qualifiers in Individual Event Competitions
Students chosen for mainstage performance and both State and National Festivals
100s of college callbacks
Numerous Regional Finalists and National Qualifiers in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, now known as the Next Narrative Monologue Competition
Numerous finalists in the National Shakespeare Monologue Competition
Numerous finalists in the AT&T Performing Arts Center Virtual Monologue Competitions.
Numerous finalists in the National Young Arts Competition, most recently Isabella Gueck - National Young Arts Winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Songwriting
Participated in the World Premiere of Prospect High: Brooklyn, premiered at WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
Performed the World Premier of The Witches of Walderzeit by Jerry Ayers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland
Workshopped Techies for musical duo Carner and Gregor