A student studying Theatre at Milwaukee High School of the Arts is exposed to a expansive world of theatre. Theatre Artists explore our diverse lives and how those stories can be told through live performance. Guided by our experienced instructors and in collaboration with their peers, Theatre Artists study all aspects of acting, scenic design, technical theatre, history, aesthetics and criticism. Our students use the skills learned in theatre- self-reliance, confidence and imagination – in every aspect of life after graduation.
Our program is aligned with National Standards for Theater where students are engaged in rigorous academic study learning advanced skills based on a college level curriculum. Many students continue to study theatre in secondary education. The fundamental education received at MHSA prepares our graduates, many of whom have gone on after graduation to major theater, television and film studios in the country.
Multiple productions in our three performance spaces allow students to apply their classroom learning in a real world environment. The Theatre Program at MHSA works directly with many local organizations such as the Skylight Opera Company Teenwrites Program, The Milwaukee Reparatory Theater, in addition to masterclasses with professionals.