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Playing the role of Angel in Rent at UPrep was one of the most transformative experiences I've had. It set the blueprint for me to be able to pursue my goals, knowing success can be accompanied by care and passion." –Denzel Belin '11


Middle School

In the Middle School Drama program, sixth grade students are introduced to the fundamentals of theater: story and character. Seventh and eighth grade students then have the opportunity to learn all aspects of theater art and craft, including creating a character, learning the discipline of rehearsal and performance, designing and building sets, lights, props and costumes and, finally, bringing all those elements together in public performances. This work is based on the ethics of the theater, which include:

  • Preparation;
  • Doing your own work and leaving space for others to do their own work;
  • Taking risks and supporting others as they take risks; and
  • Putting the show first.

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Upper School

Upper School students are given the opportunity to experience the process theater artists use to create meaningful theatrical experiences, incorporating multiple levels of learning through specialized courses including:

  • Stagecraft
  • Play Production
  • Musical Production
  • Film Studies

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Recent Productions

  • The Prom (Upper School musical, Fall 2023)
  • On the Air: 100 Years of Radio (Middle School play, Fall 2023)
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Middle School musical, Spring 2023)
  • The Little Prince (Middle School play, Fall 2022)
  • Mamma Mia! (Upper School musical, Fall 2022)

Inside a Stagecraft Class

Students work in the shop to construct the sets for our productions.