On and Behind the Stage
Theatre at Albuquerque Academy is a vibrant program appealing to students of all ages and interests. Classes provide students in grades 8 through 12 with training in Technical Design as well as Stagecraft with students excelling in the use of computer-aided design in both lighting and set design. Performance classes range from the multidisciplinary Introduction to Theatre to advanced acting classes and classes in directing and playwriting. Students may expand their work by designing classes in Advanced Theatre Projects that allow them to continue to study areas in which they have developed a special passion. Two performance spaces, a 550-seat auditorium and a 166-seat theatre, provide outstanding venues for performing both musical and non-musical productions. Classics as well as contemporary works are selected each year based on their educational value and content. After submitting detailed proposals and having them accepted, students are allowed to direct plays with the full support of theatre program technical staff.