• Williams Field Thespians are a Troupe of the Arizona Thespians with student representation on the Student Board. They are a Silver Honor Troupe in Excellent Standing, participating in the regional festivals, the state festival, state one act festival, and attending leadership camp over the summer. We produce many quality productions each year, as well as attend other school's shows, perform community service, and support each other in life.
     
    Become a Thespian. Contact Ms. Gillen for information NOW! 
     
    Fill out an application for membership into our International Society
     
     
    Not sure what you need to become a member?? Here is a file to explain the process.
     
    Send in the above application to Ms. Gillen before Spring Break if you are interested.  
     
    Come join the theatre arts experience at Williams Field High School! 
     

     

    All kinds of students make up the theatre arts program at WFHS:
     -- those who scream from the rooftops "theatre is my LIFE!" and want to be part of as many productions as they can;
     -- those who just want to include a play or 2 in their high school experience
     -- those who want to take an acting class to learn how to speak in front of people, and
     -- those who just want a fun way to earn a fine arts credit requirement.

    No matter who you are, there's a place for you in theatre arts at WFHS!
     
    Classes

    Theatre Arts I – learn the basics of theatre, including acting and technical aspects

    Theatre Arts II - dive deeper into theory of acting, study various methods, and apply in a variety of scene work. Perform for an outside audience.

    Theatre Arts III – further expand on your study of theatre and performance. Begin to understand and apply elements of design to performance pieces. Perform for audiences outside of class. Competition opportunities.

    Advanced Theatre - Competition and Ensemble performance class. Apply design concepts to all performance opportunities. Directing opportunities. **AUDITION REQUIRED**   

     

     Email Ms. Gillen to inquire about class placement for the upcoming school year.

     

    Plays

    Our Thespian troupe produces plays and musicals every year.  Auditions are open to the entire campus for at least two of these productions. 

     

    The plays we produce include serious dramas, light hearted comedies, musicals, and plays for youth, and range from Shakespeare to some of the most contemporary writers.

     
    Click Here for upcoming show info and audition information! 

     

    Thespians

    Students who excel in theatre arts studies may become members of Thespian Troupe #7430 of the International Thespian Society, an honors organization for theatre run by the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).  Students in Thespians produce all our extra-curricular shows, which are open to all students, as well as our improvisational theatre troupe, Off The Track.

     
    Students in the theatre arts:
    • work on public presentation skills
    • gain understanding of others in the world around them
    • learn the value of the team experience as a member of an ensemble
    • forge lifelong friendships
    • create art experiences that contribute to the entire community
    • experience the power and beauty of art in life.

    Click on this link for more information about the theatre arts director, Ms. Gillen.  

     

    We are always looking for ways to improve our program and our theatre space. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Click here and indicated "WFHS Thespians" as the club. Thank you for your consideration!

     

     

    Production History: 
    2019-2020
          May 2020             Theatre 1, 2, 3 One Act Showcase
          April 2020            Advanced Production Musical TBD
                                       Senior Directed One Acts
          February 2020      TBD
          December 2019    IE Showcase for Advanced Production and Theatre 1, 2, 3
                                       WFHS Fine Arts Festival
          November 2019    State One Act Festival: 
          October 2019       The Addams Family 
                                       Haunted House
          September 2019   Advanced Production One Act Showcase: 
                                            The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay Price
                                            Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand
    2018-2019
          May 2019            Senior Directed One Acts:
                                            And Then There Was One, A Parody
                                            The Odyssey
                                            Lockdown
          April 2019            A Chorus Line: School Edition *TOP TEN NOMINATION for ASU GAMMAGE High School Musical Theatre Awards*
          January 2019       21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda
          December 2018    Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life adapted by Doug Rand
          November 2018    State One Act Festival: Orphan Trains *SUPERIOR RATING*
          October 2018       Haunted House
          September 2018   The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkien
     
    2017-2018
          May 2018           Senior Directed One Acts:
                                              First Dates and Other Mistakes by Harper Breseman
                                              10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis
                                              I Hate Love by Maria Aviva
                                              ...And Others by Dennis Bush
          May 2018           Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Madagascar A Musical Adventure
          March 2018        Shrek the Musical by David Lindsay Abaire and Jeanine Tesori
          January 2018.    State One Act Festival: Asylum by Dennis Bush *SUPERIOR RATING*
          October 2017     Henry, Episode IV: A New Hope by Don Zolidis
          September 2017 Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
     
    2016-2018
          May 2017           Senior Directed One Act
                                               Accused of Comedy
                                               Squad Goals
                                               
          May 2017           Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Willy Wonka jr. production
          March 2017        Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan
          January 2017 .   State One Act Festival: NSA's Guide to Winning Friends and Influeicing People by Don Zolidis
         December 2016   Student Directed Cooley Middle School One Act Bedtime Stories
         November 2016   Rock of Ages: School Edition by Chris D'Arienzo
     
    2015-2016
          May 2016 .          Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Seussical the Musical jr
          March 2016         This Could Be Murder by Craig Sodaro
          January 2016 .     Regional One Act Festival: Betweenity by Lindsay Price
          October 2015       Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton
     
    2014-2015
          April 2015            The Crucible by Arthur Miller
          February 2015      Alice in Wonderland (and back again) by Lewis Carroll adapted by Randy Wyatt
          November 2014    Legally Blonde by Heather Hach
     
    2013-2014
          February 2014    Honk! by Anthony Drewe
          September 2013 The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
     
    2012-2013
          February 2013    Bye Bye Birdie
          September 2012 And Then They Came For Me by James Still
     
    2011-2012
          February 2012     Grease
          November 2011   A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
     
    2010-2011
          February 2011     Seussical the Musical
          November 2010   Radium Girls
     
    2009 - 2010
          February 2010      South Pacific
          September 2009   Ashgirl
     
    2008-2009
          March 2009          Back to the 80s
          November 2008    Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare