The Theater program offers students the chance to learn the craft of theater through its many disciplines, including acting/performing, directing, technical theater design, set construction, lighting, costumes, make-up and publicity.
The program operates in conjunction with our nearby sister school, Saint Joseph High School. Students are provided with a wide variety of performing opportunities including four major productions annually, two on each campus, including two musicals and two other dramatic productions. In addition, the very popular Coffee House evenings are offered twice a year, combining Improvisational Comedy and Open Mic Music Acts. Finally, students participate in two Drama Teachers Association of Southern California competitions in the fall and spring.
The program is run by Mr. Martin Lang, who has worked as a professional director and actor for more than 20 years. Mr. Lang has directed for theatres such as the Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, The Glendale Center Theatre and The Long Beach Playhouse/Studio Theatre. He employs many professionals for the school's productions from the Los Angeles theatre community to give students the best possible opportunity to succeed. This results in a high level of professionalism and production that has given the program a reputation of excellence far beyond that of most high school theatre programs.
All auditions are open to students of all grade levels. The
Theater program gives students an experience that helps to instill confidence, craftsmanship and pride in our young men, while creating memories that last a lifetime.