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.
Prospect High Brooklyn: World Premiere, Out of the Loop Fringe Festival
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.
Jennifer Bishop: High School Theatre Director
Acting I-IV, Costume Design and Construction, Film Acting/Production
Jordan Fetter: High School Technical Theatre Director/Admin Intern
Theatre Production I/II, AET, Principles of Design
Kevin Paris: Middle School Theatre Director
Brooke Potts: High School Musical Theatre Director
Musical Theatre I-IV, Advanced Technical Theatre, Film Acting/Production
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
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
*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