Theatre

Our drama class experiences start with an Introduction to Theater for middle school students. Knowledge and skill are then developed through a series of acting and production classes in the Middle and Upper School, culminating with a Directing class in which a student realizes their own artistic vision for a short show.

Grades 5-6
Introduction to Theatre
Playing Shakespeare
Introduction to Improv

Grades 7-8
Acting: One Acts
Stagecraft
Improv

Grades 9-12
Acting 1
Acting 2
Directing
Stagecraft

Our after-school theatre productions are audition-based and provide opportunities for students to deepen their experience in story telling through acting, set and lighting design and backstage crew. The production calendar typically features a Middle School show in the fall, an Upper School show in the winter, and an all-school musical in the spring (5-12th grade).

Five years of past performances include:

Middle School
A Wrinkle in Time
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
The Mouse That Roared
The Diviners
Alice in Wonderland
The Conference of the Birds

Upper School
You Can’t Take it With You
A Midsummer Nights’ Dream
Rhinoceros
The Foreigner
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Memorandum

All School
Community: a Virtual Theatre Showcase
James and the Giant Peach
Wizard of Oz
Man of La Mancha
Into The Woods
Urinetown

“My experience with the performing arts at EPS really centered around the tight-knit community of artists that I was able to meet.  When I reflect on the years I spent with my friends in the EPS theatre community, the spirit of playfulness and joy is the first thing that I remember. I was able to foster deep and meaningful connections with students both older and younger than me, and I learned so much about myself as a performer because of those connections. I have countless fond memories of cast traditions and of moments shared between friends; being able to participate in that essential spirit of play in the EPS community was a privilege and an honor.” – Nathan Blinn: EPS Class of 2017

See the arts in action at EPS: