The award-winning AMPA drama department offers sequential training in acting, improvisation, producing, and directing. Two major stage plays are produced each year with several smaller workshop performances presented in the campus Black Box Theater.
Program classes include
Intro to Drama
Intro to Dramatest
Theater History and Production
In addition to many honors and accolades over the years, the theater program has won a multitude of awards from the prestigious National Youth Theater. Students also have the opportunity to bring performances to local elementary schools.
The AMPA Theater Department is proud to present a unique adaptation of the American Classic, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. This award-winning play is based on the book, by Ken Kesey, which was later created into an Academy Award-winning movie starring, Jack Nicholson. The play takes place in a mental hospital when a charming rogue commits herself in order to avoid a longer prison sentence. Along the way, she clashes with the head nurse, stages a revolt, and touches all of the patients lives with a positive message. The play is recommended for mature audiences over 13.
DATES: Wednesday, March 20th (special performance for students only) 1:30 pm
Thursday, March 21 7:00 pm
Friday, March 22 8:00 pm (Fundraising Dinner begins at 6:30 pm)
Saturday, March 23, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Please support the AMPA Theater Students!