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 SocietyNot 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**
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!
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:2019-2020May 2020 Theatre 1, 2, 3 One Act ShowcaseApril 2020 Advanced Production Musical TBDSenior Directed One ActsFebruary 2020 TBDDecember 2019 IE Showcase for Advanced Production and Theatre 1, 2, 3WFHS Fine Arts FestivalNovember 2019 State One Act Festival:October 2019 The Addams FamilyHaunted HouseSeptember 2019 Advanced Production One Act Showcase:The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note by Lindsay PriceLaw and Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand2018-2019May 2019 Senior Directed One Acts:And Then There Was One, A ParodyThe OdysseyLockdownApril 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 MirandaDecember 2018 Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life adapted by Doug RandNovember 2018 State One Act Festival: Orphan Trains *SUPERIOR RATING*October 2018 Haunted HouseSeptember 2018 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkien2017-2018May 2018 Senior Directed One Acts:First Dates and Other Mistakes by Harper Breseman10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don ZolidisI Hate Love by Maria Aviva...And Others by Dennis BushMay 2018 Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Madagascar A Musical AdventureMarch 2018 Shrek the Musical by David Lindsay Abaire and Jeanine TesoriJanuary 2018. State One Act Festival: Asylum by Dennis Bush *SUPERIOR RATING*October 2017 Henry, Episode IV: A New Hope by Don ZolidisSeptember 2017 Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim2016-2018May 2017 Senior Directed One ActAccused of ComedySquad GoalsMay 2017 Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Willy Wonka jr. productionMarch 2017 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. SullivanJanuary 2017 . State One Act Festival: NSA's Guide to Winning Friends and Influeicing People by Don ZolidisDecember 2016 Student Directed Cooley Middle School One Act Bedtime StoriesNovember 2016 Rock of Ages: School Edition by Chris D'Arienzo2015-2016May 2016 . Student Directed Cooley Middle School's Seussical the Musical jrMarch 2016 This Could Be Murder by Craig SodaroJanuary 2016 . Regional One Act Festival: Betweenity by Lindsay PriceOctober 2015 Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton2014-2015April 2015 The Crucible by Arthur MillerFebruary 2015 Alice in Wonderland (and back again) by Lewis Carroll adapted by Randy WyattNovember 2014 Legally Blonde by Heather Hach2013-2014February 2014 Honk! by Anthony DreweSeptember 2013 The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde2012-2013February 2013 Bye Bye BirdieSeptember 2012 And Then They Came For Me by James Still2011-2012February 2012 GreaseNovember 2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare2010-2011February 2011 Seussical the MusicalNovember 2010 Radium Girls2009 - 2010February 2010 South PacificSeptember 2009 Ashgirl2008-2009March 2009 Back to the 80sNovember 2008 Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare