Throughout our history, St. Thomas High School has always regarded theater productions as an important educational experience.
Whether you are an actor, on the stage or tech crew, in the orchestra pit, selling tickets or a member of the audience, your life is enriched by theater. Students from our sister schools are also involved in our productions, making for a vibrant theater community performing Shakespeare, favorite American musicals, classic comedies and dramas. St. Thomas stages a play and a musical every year. Students can participate in theater and still have time for certain sports.
Dan Green (B.A., Spring Hill College, M.Ed. Lamar University)
Mr. Green has B.A. in English from Spring Hill College and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. Having taught since 1995, Mr. Green first arrived at St. Thomas High School to teach English and Speech. Since then, he has taught English, Speech, Theater, Theater 2, film, and the Language Arts summer enrichment class. He has been the director of the fall play and the spring musical every year since 2003. There he has fostered a very active, enthusiastic, and fun co-ed theater program that over 50 students and their families participate in every semester.
While this is only my first year in the program, I chose theater as my elective as I’ve always had something of a passion for film and I consider myself fairly outgoing. I enjoy challenging myself to grow in new ways, and theater has done just that for me. Theater, much like ceramics or drawing, is an art. That art of expression is perhaps the most important craft one could practice. The skills acquired in theater not only allow students to learn and broaden their horizons in an unprecedented manner, they are skills that will be used outside of the classroom. Theater serves as an enjoyable means for students to showcase their more creative side and challenges them to step out of their comfort zone, and perhaps surpass their own expectations.
I enrolled in theater because I’ve always loved acting and meeting new people who have the same passion for theater as I do. I started in middle school and have now been in 4 STH plays. What I like the most about theater is being able to portray any fictional character and act in scenarios that could never happen in real life.
I had never done theater before and I thought I might be good at it and also have some fun. I had also heard good things about it from my brother. The most enjoyable part of this semester has been the final performance where we performed for our parents in costumes. I liked performing for my peers, it was on a different stage for a different environment.