Students experience the theater arts at St. Joe’s both in the classroom and on stage. Students learn the skills and expectations required for a strong performance. Through these experiences, they also have the opportunity to collaborate with young women from area schools and perform in a professional environment.
Electives offered: (See the course catalog for course descriptions.)
- Introduction to Acting
- Introduction to Theater Arts
- optional college credit granted through the NuStep partnership with Niagara University
- Musical Theater Performance
- Shakespeare: Page to Stage
- Advanced Acting
Members of the Advanced Acting group learn professional acting techniques while participating in theater games and acting exercises. In addition, valuable workshops are led by skilled professionals who share their expertise and passion. Young women from area high schools are welcomed into the group.
Opportunities outside of the classroom:
- Dance Workshops
- Fall Drama (additional course credit granted)
- Spring Musical (additional course credit granted)
A series of six dance workshops introduces students to various dance genres each year. Students involved in our program benefit from the teachings of one of our Artists in Residence, Toni Dentico, who generously shares her experience and love of dance with the performers.
Our annual Fall Drama and Spring Musical provide an opportunity for St. Joe’s Visual and Performing Arts students to shine. Audiences are amazed and delighted by the talent, sets, lighting, and costumes for each performance. These performances encourage student participation in stage crew, sound, lighting, set design, and pit orchestra.
Below, enjoy images from the Fall 2019 production of "A Few Good Men".