The Theatre Strand

  •  
    kevin
     
    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.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    GPFAA Theatre Strand

    Prospect High Brooklyn: World Premiere, Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

     CURRICULUM

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    The Theatre Strand offers an advanced theatre curriculum in 

    Acting

    Musical Theatre

    Script Analysis 

    Directing

    Film Directing

    Film Editing

    Costume Design and Construction

    Set Design and Construction 

    Lighting Design

    Prop Design

    Theatre Marketing

    Stage Management

     

    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.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Faculty

      ________________________________________________________________________________ 

        Jennifer Bishop: High School Theatre Director

    Jennifer.Bishop@gpisd.org

    Acting I-IV, Costume Design and Construction, Film Acting/Production  

    jen jen

     

     Jordan Fetter: High School Technical Theatre Director/Admin Intern

            Jordan.Fetter@gpisd.org

    Theatre Production I/II, AET, Principles of Design 

    Jordan

     

     Kevin Paris: Middle School Theatre Director 

    Kevin.Paris@gpisd.org 

    Grades 6-8

    Kevin

     

    Brooke Potts: High School Musical Theatre Director 

        Brooke.Potts@gpisd.org

    Musical Theatre I-IV, Advanced Technical Theatre, Film Acting/Production 

    Brooke

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

  • Theatre Awards & Accolades

    _______________________________________________________________

     THESPIAN TROUPE 8227

    Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Thespian Troupe 8227 had an eventful week at the 2018 Texas Thespian Festival.

    Over 8000 students were in attendance at the Gaylord Texan November 15-17, 2018.

    GPFAA received the following honors:

    Performed The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney as part of the festival Play Marathon Series

    One of 6 schools named as a Finalist for Super Troupe of Texas 2018

    Joryhebel Ginorio and Bailey James were selected for the ALL-STATE Cast and performed with Broadway star Annaleigh Ashford during the closing ceremonies

    Zoey Kaps was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Play Marathon

    Bailey James and Kristina Lenkowsky received a Thespian Scholarship Award to the college of their choice

    8 seniors received over 150 college callbacks

    32 of 35 students received Excellent ratings and qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June, 2019

    1 Middle School student also qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June, 2019 after attending the Texas Thespians Junior Festival

     

    MONOLOGUE COMPETITIONS

    Shy'peria Brown, Bailey James and Darnell Robinson are Regional Finalists in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

    Joryhebel Ginorio is a Dallas Branch Finalist in the National Shakespeare Monologue Competition

     

    WORLD PREMIERES

     

     *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