Performing Arts

The Josephinum Performing Arts program is unlike any other.  It is not afraid to push past the traditional boundaries of high school theater and to actively seek out powerful works that have relevance for our diverse community.  Our theater students are not only actors, but playrights, set designers, casting agents and critics. They learn skills to not only act in plays but to be speak confidently in front of audiences, push their own limits and get outside of their comfort zones to grow and develop as empowered young women.

Drama courses provided at the Jo include Speech and Debate, Movement for Actors, Script Analysis and Acting Studio. There is also an extra-curricular Drama Club is open to all. 

Recent Theatrical Productions

Castaways play 2020

Castaways - Winter 2020

By Itziar Pascual, translated by Phyllis Zatlin. Performed in English and Spanish. *American Premier”

Fall Fine Arts Play 2019

Fall Fine Arts Musical - 2019

As part of the 2019 Fall Fine Arts Showcase, senior IB Theatre students write, directed and performed two 10-minute children's musicals.

Julius Caesar play 2019

Julius Caesar - Spring 2019

Classic Shakespeare thriller performed by our 9th - 11th grader theatre students. 

Ubu Roi play

Ubu Roi - WInter 2019

Timely satire written by Alfred Jarry and adapted by David Fehr, Jo's Fine Arts department head.

Lapin Lapin play 2018

Lapin Lapin - Spring 2018

A delightful comedy by acclaimed French playwright and actor Coliene Serreau.

Wanderful Witches play

Wanderful Witches - Winter 2018

Part of Josephinum Children's Theatre Project., featuring three short fairy tales all written, directed and performed by the IB Theatre Seniors.

Earlier Theatrical Productions

  • 2017 (Spring) Tiger at the Gates by Jean Giraudoux
  • 2017 (Winter) R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots by Karel Capek
  • 2016 (Spring) The Proposal and The Dangers of Tobacco by Anton Chekhov, and Marriage by Nikolai Gogol
  • 2016 (Winter) Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
  • 2015 (Spring) Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets
  • 2015 (Winter) Macbett by Eugene Ionesco
  • 2014 (Spring) Black Comedy by Peter Shafer
  • 2014 (Winter) Electra by Euripides
  • 2013 (Spring) Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • 2013 (Winter) The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • 2012: (Spring): Just Deserts (one act plays by Anton Chekhov and Moliere)
  • 2012 (Winter): Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • 2011: Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • 2010: The Society of Adventurous Women by Chuck Palia