The theatre program at CSW is designed to expand our students’ knowledge of the many forms of drama and build skills in all aspects of theatre production. We believe that theatre is a reflection of our world, and we choose plays that broaden social awareness, create joy and foster collaboration and ensemble work.

Students help manage all aspects of production—from set design and lighting, to costumes and sound, as well as stage managing, directing, writing, and acting. The theatre department produces two main stages events a year—usually a dramatic production and a musical—as well as many smaller productions throughout the year in the various venues inside our Mugar Center for the Performing Arts. All main stage productions are interpreted into American Sign Language. 

To see photos from past theatre performances, check out our galleries on CSW's Inside Scoop!

Past Productions Include:

• Love's Labour's Lost, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest by William Shakespeare
• Dido and Aneas by Henry Purcell
• Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights by Gertrude Stein
• Chess by Tim Rice
• Street Scene by Elmer Rice
• The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
• Execution of Justice by Fernando Arrabal
• Once on this Island by Lynn Ahrens
• Children of Herakles by Euripides
• Beowulf: 1000 Years of Baggage by Jason Craig, music by Dave Malloy
• Metamorphoses: A Play by Mary Zimmerman
• HONK, by Anthony Drew; music by George Stiles
• The Insect Play by Josef Karel Capek
• Thoroughly Modern Millie by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon; music by Jeanine Tesori
• Big Love by Charles L. Mee
Courses Include:

Auditioner's Tool Book
Beijing Opera
Caberet for the Acting Singer
Costume Design for Production
Lighting Design
Pocket Players (ASL)
Short Dramatic Pieces
The Masks We Are: Bodies in Performance
& more!

Upcoming Theatre Events

List of 4 members.

  • Barbara Whitney 

    Chair of the Theatre Department, Theatre Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2013
  • Laura Backley 

    Theatre and Music Teacher
    Year Appointed: 2005
  • Lisa Hirsch 

    Theatre Teacher/Mugar Center Building Manager
    Year Appointed: 1990
  • Krista Sonia 

    Technical Theatre Fellowship
    Year Appointed: 2017
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The Cambridge School of Weston is a day and boarding independent school, located near Boston, for students in grades 9-12 and PG. We offer an innovative and rigorous academic program that fosters critical thought, hands-on experiential learning and deep academic inquiry. Students choose from more than 300 courses through our unique Mod System; no two student schedules are alike.