Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

  Theatre at Lamar Fine Arts Academy is a 3-year high school preparatory program in the theatre arts. We emphasize creating a well-rounded student artist who feels comfortable in their own skin and has confidence in their creative abilities. The performance and problem-solving skills students learn in theatre help them not only in the performance sphere but in every aspect of business, education, leadership, and community service. As Stella Adler once reflected, “The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.” The tools learned in theatre can help students change their reality.


Introduction to Performance - offered as a yearlong class and is open to 6th and 7th-grade students.   

Introduction to Technical Theatre - offered as a yearlong class open to all students.

Intermediate Theatre - offered as a  yearlong course that explores theatre performance and design.

Musical Theatre - 7th & 8th grade students will explore the many facets of musical theatre through performance and research.  This intermediate course is team-taught by Ms. Wood or Mrs. Kennell, and Ms. Easter.  All musical theatre students are required to be involved in the annual school musical – either as a cast member or on the crew.  Course requires 6th grade beginning choir or theatre arts prerequisite, teacher approval, or concurrent enrollment.

Advanced Performance - offered as a yearlong class open to 7th and 8th-grade students.   

SPOTLIGHT - offered as a yearlong class open to 7th and 8th-grade students.

Auditions for Prospective Theatre Arts Applicants

Auditions will consist of a workshop in which the theatre teacher will lead auditioning students through various exercises and theatrical games, as well as a cold reading and a brief interview with the student. The workshop allows the teacher to gauge a student’s level of comfort working with a group or in front of one, as well as their level of creativity and ability to think outside the box. The workshop should last around 2 hours depending on the number of students auditioning.

Part 1: Theatre Exercises 
Part 2:  Memorized monologue (options provided by the teacher at the Information Session)
Part 3: Cold reading/partner scene
Part 4: Brief interview

Wear appropriate and comfortable clothes to the audition.  No jeans, short skirts, flip-flops, high heels or loose jewelry.  The audition will begin with a brief physical warm up and theatre exercises that require movement. 

For additional information, please do not hesitate to call the Lamar Theatre Arts Faculty: 

Annalise Mirabella, Theatre Director - - 512-841-5963

James Young, Beginning & Technical Theatre Teacher - - 512-841-5963