The upper school theatre program at Trinity Valley School is designed to give students opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally. Under the direction of two full-time faculty members, students not only act but also design and build sets, lighting, sound, props, and costumes. In addition, they work as choreographers and, as seniors, have the possibility to direct their own show.
Classes are offered as part of the curriculum during the school day, while an after-school drama program allows students to work for credit as an extracurricular activity. Facilities and equipment are state of the art in the TVS theatre department, on par with that used in professional theaters around the country.
Four full productions (including one musical) are done by the TVS upper school each year in one of the three performance spaces on campus. Plays are selected with the intention of exploring the range of human emotions and with the hope of examining current social and moral issues. Wrestling with the "stuff of life" is a goal for TVS actors and audience members alike. This often means choosing performance material that stretches students to go beyond their comfort zones where they are encouraged to take risks in an environment that is safe and supportive, while at the same time challenging and exciting. This is where real growth of all kinds can---and does--take place!
Annual participation in the Texas Educational Theatre Association Convention and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest Fine Arts Festival is an important part of the program. Moreover, the School has a chapter of The International Thespian Society where students may accumulate point credits for work done on individual productions.
THE TVS PLAYERS PRESENT PICNIC
by William Inge
When a mysterious, handsome stranger comes to town, he upsets the tranquility of a traditional Labor Day outing, ultimately causing a young woman to dramatically break free from the confines of familial and societal norms, much against her mother’s wishes. Set in small-town Kansas, this classic won writer William Inge the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953.
Thursday, September 29 7:30pm
Friday, September 30 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1 7:30pm
Sunday, October 2 3:00pm
TVS SST Theater
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