OUSD Theatre Arts Program
Fremont High School Visual and Performing Arts Program:
Beginning Drama: New Program begun in Sept. 2014 under direction of Mr. Asedo Wilson. Full day of Drama available to all students. Inclusive of Improv, Scene Work, Public Speaking and Creative Writing
Field Trips: Berkeley Repertory Theater, Upcoming to American Conservatory Theater
Student Written One Acts
End of Year Showcase
Oakland Technical High School Theatre Arts Program - under direction of Ena Dallas
The current Theatre Arts Program at Oakland Tech began in 2005, as a district, school, parent and community effort to increase access to the performing arts school wide. Recent auditorium renovation has created a beautiful 900-seat theatre and theatre arts classroom worthy of the students’ artistic achievements. Currently there are three sections of Beginning Drama and one section of Advanced Drama, who perform as the student theatre company OakTechRep, producing two full theatrical productions each year and touring several smaller works. Tech Techies, the after school technical theatre program, provides a full scene shop and backstage crew and design opportunities for students. After School Acrobatics offers a physical approach to performance. In 2010 the OakTechRep program won the AHSTF award and travelled to Scotland to perform. Alumni include students studying theatre at NYU’s Tisch School (3 recent grads), Northwestern, Howard U., and the pre-professional Fusion Theatre Company at Laney College. Current staff include Ena Dallas (Beginning Drama, Acrobatics, OakTechRep Director), and Casey Fern (Technical Director, Tech Techies). Beginning Drama scene study includes physical and vocal technique, playwriting, and work from classic and contemporary texts (Metamorphoses, A Raisin In the Sun). Guest Artist residencies include: CalShakes, Word for Word, Shadowlight Productions, and individual professional actors, directors, playwrights, dramaturgs, and casting directors from the broader Bay Area. Field Trips bi-annually to: American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, CalShakes, SF Playhouse.
Skyline High School - under direction of Awele Makeba
Skyline High School’s Performing Arts program provides an outstanding education in drama, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, and technical theatre. Classes are taught by experienced performing arts professionals and are open to all students. Students with a special passion for the performing arts may join Skyline’s Performing Arts Pathway for a more focused experience.
Over the course of a year, Skyline’s season consists of 12 large-scale productions, frequent off-campus performances, and multiple opportunities to compete. School performances are held in the 975-seat, state-of-the-art Farnsworth Theater on our beautiful campus in the Oakland hills.
Skyline integrates its performing arts curriculum and practice into an academically enriched program that includes many honors and AP classes. In addition to its wide range of academic classes and electives, Skyline offers opportunities for students to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities.
Skyline High School is the perfect choice for young people who enjoy the performing arts and also wish to have an academically rich high school experience. We look forward to seeing you here!