Seattleā€™s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Drama

The Seattle Prep Theatre Program is designed to enable students to discover their creative abilities while inspiring them to strive for artistic excellence. Our award winning Theatre Program gives students a wide variety of opportunities in the performance and production of live theatre. Our mission strives to achieve the following goals:

  • To produce the highest quality performances we are capable of creating
  • To challenge ourselves with productions that stretch our talents and abilities
  • To encourage students to attain a mastery of the theatre arts
  • To develop a life long appreciation for and involvement with theatre
  • To develop integrity, positive attitude and rigorous work ethic in our company

Students are involved in all aspects of creating theatre both on stage and behind the scenes as performers, directors, designers, builders and crew-members. Each year we produce three major productions: a Play, Musical and our Student Theatre Festival. Students are selected through an audition process for performing and an interview process for directing or being part of the technical/production crew.

Student may sign up for various Acting Classes as part of their arts requirements.


 

Fall Production

 

The Imaginary Invalid tells the story of the wealthy Argan, a hypochondriac who fears he has contracted every disease imaginable. Unfortunately, a pack of quacks is more than happy to (mis)treat him. Can Argan find the cure for what ails him and bankroll his medical bills by marrying his daughter to a doctor? The answer will leave you … in stitches. This modern adaptation of the Molière comedy is infused with 60's pop culture.

Cast List


Key Dates 2021-22

Oct. 29 - Nov. 6, 2021
The Imaginary Invalid
Auditions - 9/1-9/7
Tech-Week - 10/23 - 10/28
Performances Fridays & Saturdays

Feb. 25 - Mar. 6, 2022
The SpongeBob Musical
Auditions - 11/10 - 11/19
no rehearsals over Christmas Break
Tech-Week - 2/19 - 2/24 *
Performances Fridays - Sundays

Mar. 25-26, 2022
State Thespian Festival
at Western Washington University

May 17-20, 2022
Student Directed Theatre Festival
Auditions - late March
no rehearsals over Spring Break
Tech-Week - 5/9 - 5/13
Performances Tuesday - Friday

* Mandatory Musical Tech-Week Rehearsals will happen over the Presidents Day Holiday on Saturday, Monday & Tuesday. All actors must be available Feb. 19-22, 2022!

 

Healey Chapel/Theater

 

Meet the Director

I have been passionate about theatre since my first role at the age of seven. Seattle has always been my home, and I received my degrees in theatre performance and production from Seattle University. I have taught for over 30 years, and this is my 12th year leading the theatre and filmmaking programs at Prep.

I continue to work as a professional actor and director throughout the Northwest. In 2019 I was honored with the Best Director Award from Broadway World Seattle for my productions of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and "Peter and the Starcatcher."

Aside from teaching and theatre, I love photography, traveling the world, exploring new hiking trails, listening to music, and enjoying life's adventures.

- Adam Othman


 

Drama Club & Thespian Troupe

Seattle Prep's Drama Club is very active throughout the school year promoting theatre arts activities, performances and special events. Any student who is involved with our Theatre Arts program or has a passion for theatre is welcome to join. We have regular meetings plus sponsor special events.

Students who earn honors in theatre are eligible to join Prep's Honor Thespian Troupe #7959 as part of the International Thespian Society. Students are eligible to attend and compete at many regional and state-wide Thespian events throughout the year.


 

2020 Holiday Audio Play

Since you cannot come to the theatre this year, our drama program is bringing the theatre to you. Listen to Seattle Prep’s audio production of *A Christmas Carol*. This classic Dicken’s tale tells of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and the mysterious ghostly visitors that show him the true meaning of Christmas. Take the “Ba Humbug” out of this holiday season and enjoy this holiday audio play brought to life by our talented theatre students.

Listen Here:

A Christmas Carol Anchor.fm

A Christmas Carol Spotify

Anything Goes, 2017