Announcing our 2019-2020 Season
Spring Play: Shakespeare in Love
The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
Performances: March 26 – 29, 2020
Young Playwright Project
Through our partnership with Silicon Valley TheatreWorks and their Young Playwright Project, our Advanced Drama class works with professional playwrights to write their own plays. A few of the student-written plays are selected and performed by professional actors.
Fall Musical: Young Frankenstein
Cultivating Creativity Through Theater Arts
Aragon High School Drama strives to be a welcoming space for students to explore self expression through the arts of acting and technical theater. Shane Smuin, Aragon’s Director of Theater, believes that theater is a conservatory: a safe space where self expression and personal growth is cultivated, encouraged, and developed.
In Aragon’s Beginning Drama class, students begin the process of self expression through theater games, monologues, scenes, published plays, and original projects.
In Advanced Drama, students deepen their understanding through advanced improvisational work, classical monologues and scripts. Through our partnership with Silicon Valley TheatreWorks, students work with professional playwrights to write their own short plays culminating in an on-stage final performance by professional actors. At the conclusion of the year, the students perform and produce a One-Act Musical.
In Technical Theater, students learn practical hands-on skills and techniques for the creation of sets, designed by Fred Eiras, professional Set Designer, for Aragon Performing Arts’ main stage productions. Through this process, they gain a deeper understanding of the technical and design elements of theater.