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Theatre

Theatre Department

Mission Statement
The goal of the Theatre Arts Department of Xavier College Preparatory is to promote student excellence in our art form, and for students to gain a richer understanding, appreciation, and love of the art of theatre in a variety of ways:
  • Learn about other cultures and eras through character work, scene work, and productions
  • Communicate what is human about each and every one of us
  • Increase confidence, poise, speaking skills, and communication skills
  • Utilize critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Support the tenets of the Catholic faith by dedicating our search for meaning, truth, and beauty through the artistic expression of the theatre
  • Embrace theatre as an essential part of our total being; theatre arts, both performance and technical, develop, improve, and encourage understanding of our minds, our emotions, our outward expression, our spirituality, and our view of the world
  • Develop a lifelong appreciation of theatre and the arts
  • Have opportunity to be involved in all aspects of production; from the business end; to backstage and building of sets and costumes, to film appreciation and production, to acting and performing; to directing
The art of the theatre is a celebration of the human spirit.

Our theatre students contribute to many campus events, including several play performances throughout the school year, assisting in technical support for school wide activities, and by demonstrating poise, confidence, and leadership both on our campus and in our community.

2017-2018 Showcase

    • 2017-2018 Showcase

On Our Stage

Meet Our Department

Janice Robillard 
Theatre Department Chair 
Acting
Advanced Acting I 
Advanced Acting II 
Scene Study 
Tom Lytle 
Stagecraft I 
Stagecraft II 
Advanced Stagecraft 
Teresa Corderman 
Theatre I 
Stagecraft I 
Stagecraft II 
Advanced Stagecraft 
 
Frances McMahon Ward, MFA
Co-chair Computer Department
Broadcast Journalism: XPress
Video Art for Rio Salado
Animation Techniques
Cinema 
Women in Film 
 

Xavier College Preparatory

4710 North Fifth Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
P. (602) 277-3772
F. (602) 279-1346

National Blue Ribbon Recipient

1990-91
1994-96
2013

Accreditation

AdvancED
Western Catholic Educational Association