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 fall Play, a winter 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 production crew.
Student may sign up for various Acting Classes as part of their arts requirements. In addition, Seattle Prep sponsors an Improv Team that meets during Window Period during the second semester.
Virtual Fall Production
Prep's Theatre Arts Program is starting the year with a virtual performance of “Twisted Tales: Stories Reimagined”. Twisted Tales is a new take on some of our favorite fairy tales. These short plays are being completely reimagined to a contemporary context, with reimagines characters and creative new plot twists. These plays are adapted, directed and performed by Prep students.
PERFORMANCES: Nov. 2-6, 2020
check back starting Nov. 2 for links to the plays
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 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. We currently have 28 students in the Thespian Society.
We have a very active Theatre Arts Booster Group for parents and friends who would like to share their time and talents supporting the program in a variety of ways. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and support the students in the theatre program in a variety of ways.
Meet the Director
I discovered my passions for theatre at the age of seven and have never looked back. Seattle has always been my home, and I received my degree in theatre performance and production from Seattle University. I have taught for over 30 years, and this is my 11th year leading the theatre and filmmaking programs at Seattle Prep.
I continue to work as a professional actor and director throughout the Northwest. In 2019 I received 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
Anything Goes, 2017