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Sarah Wright
Director of Theatre; Drama

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Sarah Wright
Director of Theatre; Drama | St. John Paul II | Theatre Department, Improv Club

Sarah Wright is thrilled to be teaching at her alma mater. She has worked in the professional and educational world of theater/film for the past 10 years in Kansas City and Savannah, GA. When not directing and teaching at the Academy, she directs for First Act Theater Arts, acts in the KC area, and hosts a podcast with her husband called The PlayWrights. Sarah resides in Shawnee with her wonderful husband, Will, and her two kittens, Harvey & Sawyer.

"Humanity in every age, and even today, looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny." - Pope Saint John Paul II

Education

Benedictine College; Bachelors Theatre Arts and Journalism & Mass Communications

Savannah College of Art and Design; Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Performing Arts

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Will Wright
Social Studies Teacher, Technical Theatre Director

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Will Wright
Social Studies Teacher, Technical Theatre Director

Married to Sarah Wright (SJA Theatre DIrector)

Education

Benedictine College; Social Studies & Secondary Education

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Upcoming Theatre Performances

Spring Play – Animal Farm

March 2, 2024 – March 4, 2024

Thunder Theatre presents George Orwell’s classic fable, Animal Farm, adapted for the stage by Ian Woolridge. Join us at 7:00 p.m. as our students bring this poignant story to life. While this production is appropriate for all ages, it is best suited for ages 12 and up.

    Fall Musical 2024 – The Little Mermaid

    Thunder Theatre’s Fall Musical Auditions for The Little Mermaid are happening on May 15, 2024! Incoming freshmen and transfers are encouraged to audition with current students on this day. We look forward to seeing you there!

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      Classes offered

      Drama classes

      Drama I

      Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

      Drama I introduces the student to various aspects of the theatre with a primary focus on acting. Improvisation, pantomime, scene study and theatre terminology and theatre history are integral parts of the program. Students will be encouraged to explore their own creative potential in a supportive, yet challenging learning environment.

      Drama II

      Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

      Drama II is an advanced course designed for students who wish to continue their study of acting. Character development, scene study, audition technique, and directing will be integral elements of the course.

      Repertory Theatre

      Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

      This class is for the serious theatre student interested in getting time on the stage. The class will collaborate on writing or finding a suitable show for the students in the class, audition for their role in the show and rehearse the play in class. Audition and advanced acting techniques will be taught and utilized. **This course will be offered every other year. The next offering is 2022-2023.