The Theatre Strand

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    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.

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    The Theatre Strand offers an advanced theatre curriculum in: 


    GPFAA Theatre Strand

    Musical Theatre

    Script Analysis 


    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.

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  • Theatre Awards & Accolades


    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



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