Overview of Program
Theatre is available to all Dallas ISD secondary students as well as in a few elementary programs. The Theatre ensemble at each campus is an audition-only ensemble group that performs at the school and community events such as the UIL One Act Play Competition or the Pre-UIL One Act Play Competition. High school theatre students may have opportunities to further engage in extensive theatre programming such as musical theatre, makeup design, technical theatre, lighting and sound design, and costume design.
The Dallas ISD theatre educators are devoted to providing a high-quality teaching environment that prepares students to pursue their goals. Whether becoming an actor in college or using their skills in leadership and collaboration, we teach the skills that allow them to become passionate public speakers and lead with confidence.
- Kitchen Dog Theater
- Dallas Theater Center
- AT&T Performing Art Center
- Dallas Black Dance Theater
- Junior Players
- Orchestra of New Spain
- Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
- Dallas Summer Musicals
- CLI Studios
Recognition / Honors
It is an exciting time to get involved in Dallas ISD theatre. Every year, Dallas ISD has students who place at State for the UIL Theatrical Design Contest. Our students compete in the D PAC Festival and this last year, Dallas had five playwrights chosen to have work with professional playwrights to edit and craft their work, culminating in their work being performed and published with PUPFest (playwrights under progress festival) with Kitchen Dog Theater and Junior Players. We are offering what no other district can in access to watching live professional productions, immersive training opportunities, and connections to professional artists in our masterclasses at every campus.
All City Theatre Jr. Documentary
After all our hard work this year, we thought it was important to document this new Virtual Theatre Experience. Our students had the opportunity to interview their school principals, and students from other schools, so they could learn about how the All-City Theatre Junior Festival affected other people. With this interview footage, and segments of various schools’ Festival entries, we were able to create this short documentary to share our poignant experience. We hope you enjoy it.
ALL-CITY THEATRE JUNIOR VIRTUAL FESTIVAL!
Presenting - here’s the final rounds of our All-City Theatre Junior Virtual Festival! (Fri, Feb 12th).
Since September, our scholars have been working on pieces for this Festival. They had the opportunity to create an entry for one of 3 Individual Event Categories: Original Monologue, Costume Design, and Short Film. Each school also had the opportunity to enter a Group Category of Readers Theatre. Our Theatre students have been working hard all year for this Festival, and we are excited to see the students deemed Top Performers in each category. (*Pls Note: Each campus has their own method of sharing the event with their communities, pls see links listed).
For the All-City Theatre Junior Virtual Festival, Ann Richards STEAM Academy, Emily Whitman hosted a Watch Party for her scholars during the school day. Mrs. Whitman is our Middle School Theatre Facilitator, and she has been working with the teachers in our district, as well as her own students to ensure a fun, educational experience for everyone.
ENJOY THE FUN!
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Scenes from The Outsiders
The Tongue Cut Sparrow
BARACK OBAMA MALE LEADERSHIP
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Scenes from The Tempest!
Noelia Guerrero, Ramil Sweat, Brookelle Thrower, Olivia Walker
Josiah Gamino, Elliana Cole, Joaquin Akbar