Course Description

 AUDITION ONLY CLASS – Auditions are held at the end of the spring semester in the Anderson Theater Department.

The Theater Production course is designed to challenge the advanced theater student through play production and scene studies.  Throughout the year theater production students will continue to develop their understanding of theater and performance by modeling professional theater careers as they work together to produce plays in class.  Theater Production students will be challenged with acting and producing plays of various genre, developing as a supporting cast and crew member, and applying performance skills/techniques learned in previous theater classes to develop as a theater artist.



Theater Productions Class

Engaging the Community through Theater


Strut Your Stuff- Theater Production students showcase their audition repertoires the first Friday of the school year in Anderson's annual performance "Strut Your Stuff." 




Fall Show- This mainstage production is open for all students in Theater 2 and higher.




UT Collaboration Production- The University of Texas students in the Theater Studies Program course "Directing the Young Performer"  direct Anderson Theater Production students in a cooperative production that performs at the Lab Theater on the UT campus. 




UIL One Act Play- The University Interscholastic League hosts the biggest One Act Play competition in the United States here in Texas every spring. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,200 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production State Meet One-Act Play Contest.  Each school prepares and presents a One Act Play that is no longer than 40 minutes. Schools compete at Zone, or District, and have the opportunity to advance to Bi-District, Area, Region, and State level competition.





Student Directed 10 Minute Play Festival -   ​The 10 minute plays are chosen, workshoped, and directed by upperclassmen in the Theater Productions class.  The student directors will work after school with Anderson student actors and technicians to produce their ten minute plays.