Why not try out for a play while at Cheshire Academy? Auditions are held for each after school season. We produce comedies, dramas, and musical theater in both full-length and one-act formats. In addition, dancers can gather in our new studio for after school classes in both modern dance and ballet, as well as opportunities to perform in our musical theater productions.

Dramatic Arts (an elective available for all grade levels and that can be taken multiple times in which students can study acting, tech theater or directing or a combination of any of the following two-year courses for juniors and seniors:

IB Theatre HL and SL
IB Literature
Performance SL

Afternoon program:

The are three seasons: Fall play, Winter musical, and Spring student-created productions which are usually directed and/or written by students.

Acting opportunities in all seasons as well as leadership opportunities such as student directing, drama and vocal coaching, student accompanists, student musical directing, stage management, set construction, tech theater, lighting and sound design, etc.

Experience opportunities

Regular trips to Broadway including in the past few years seeing Hamilton, School of Rock, Come From Away, Once on This Island, etc. as well as trips to The Bushnell, Long Wharf Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, etc.; b) multiple Open Mics throughout the school year; c) Spring Talent Show; d) on-campus workshops including recent ones by the Sea Tea Improv Comedy Troupe and the Fourth Wall Ensemble; e) showcase performances by IB students


Jennifer Guarino

Jennifer Guarino

Director of the Theatre Program, Fine and Performing Arts Teacher

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