Middle School Theatre

Student actor surrounded by cloaked characters on stage, a theatre director giving student actors direction, a theatre teacher giving instruction to a small group of students, and two student actors dressed in costumes in a stage performance.

Northside ISD offers Theatre Arts at all twenty of our middle school campuses.  Students involved in Theatre Arts have many campus performance opportunities, perform in the annual Thrill-A-Mill pertniership with the San Antonio Food Bank, and compete in the Northside Middle School One-Act Play Festival held the first Saturday of February each year.  Middle school Theatre Arts courses are designed to be taken in succession allow students to build a strong foundation of theatre knowledge and skills need to continue in the upper level courses and into high school.


Thrill-A-Mill                 Middle School One-Act Play Festival


Theatre I   Gr. 6, 7, 8

Beginning Theatre is an introductory theatre course designed for the student to experience the basic elements of drama.  No previous theatre or drama experience is required. Beginning acting and technical theatre techniques will be explored along with the basic skills needed to create a theatrical performance.

Theatre II    Gr. 7, 8

Intermediate Theatre is a more in-depth study of theatre where students continue to build upon skills learned in Theatre I. Students are introduced to additional skills that are necessary to become a theatre artist. Dramatic structure, acting, and technical elements are expanded in both production and scene studies.

Theatre III   Gr. 8

Advanced Theatre is an advanced theatre class that requires students to enhance skills learned in Theatre I and Theatre II through analyzation of theatrical concepts and practices. Students engage in research, creative thinking, problem solving, and improvisation that is transferred to collaborative production.