It started out with wondering where the snowflakes in the Lower School winter program were coming from. It then continued to dropping these magical snowflakes for the kids as a senior. Technical Theatre has introduced me to my passion along with my mentor, teacher, and friend: Paul Moffitt. I find great pleasure and satisfaction in bringing fantasy to reality through the work I do behind the scenes. I get to bring actors' dreams to life. This allows them to fully immerse themselves in a world where they can express themselves. I love being able to bring these dreams to life just as I like creating the magic of winter to the Lower School kids."
Maddalena Donches ’24
Germantown Academy's performing arts department provides a foundation in music, drama, theatrical design, and public speaking to all students in PreKindergarten through 12th grade. We provide a curriculum that promotes imagination, an understanding of oneself and others, and clear communication. Our faculty models high standards of performance along with a spirit of kindness and cooperation. We prepare students to continue in the performing arts in college and beyond, whether as a vocation or a personal passion.
UPPER SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS
The theatre component of GA Performing Arts includes annual courses in acting, improvisation, musical theatre, theatre production, and technical theatre.
The theatre component of GA Performing Arts includes annual courses in acting, improvisation, musical theatre, theatre production, and technical theatre. All courses in sophomore through senior years may be taken at the regular or honors-level. GA’s Audition and Performance courses provide students with a serious interest in pursuing theatre at the college-level, a chance to prepare thoroughly for this rigorous process. The vast majority of students taking theatre classes perform or participates in one or more of our Belfry Club productions, which includes musicals, comedies, and dramas offered as extracurricular activities.