San Francisco High School of the Arts

Theatre Program
- Coming 2020 -

The Theatre Arts program offers in-depth conservatory and repertory style training designed to inspire students to use theatre as a bridge to creativity and communication. The theatre curriculum prepares passionate students for university and pre-professional training in acting, writing and directing for stage and film. Students are exposed to many facets of theatre arts in order to help them find their own voice as actors, directors and/or writers. Our dedicated faculty will focus on developing students into great theatre artists by instilling principles of confidence, communication, relationship, presence, focus, creativity, imagination, persistence, listening, and discipline. 

Our unique premiere program offers three hours of daily instruction in theatre history and styles (including Greek theatre, Shakespeare, and contemporary and world theatre), technique, improvisation, monologue and scene study, script analysis, comedic and dramatic literature and structure, voice and movement. Special classes may include: audition technique, acting for the camera, mask creation, stage make-up, Japanese Theatre, stand-up comedy, and multi-disciplinary performance.

While the program emphasizes process over product, students will be given progressive opportunities to perform, create and direct both original and published works each year in studio showcases, recitals or school productions.

Theatre Curriculum

  • Acting
  • Writing for Stage
  • Directing
  • Theatre History
  • Voice and Movement
  • Script Analysis

Theatre Faculty


Ms. Aimee Greenburg

Theatre Department Chair
Ms. Greenberg, MA, RDT is an award-winning veteran theatre artist whose works have been performed world-wide. She is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships including The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, The Los Angeles Endowment, The Los Angeles Women’s Foundation Award, Seattle Original Works, and The Susan B. Komen Award. As an educator, Ms. Greenburg has developed theatre programs and taught acting, writing and directing for theatre and film for grades for high schools, theatres, universities and international conservatories including: UCSD, CSUSM, SDSU, CSULA, and JAMU.

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