Our theatre program centers on the concept of Ubuntu, a South African philosophy that translates to “I am because we are.” In essence, my humanity is bound up in yours.
In addition to our theatre classes, the visual and performing arts department produces two theatre shows each year. Not only are students performing on stage, but they're also involved in every aspect of the production— from building and painting scenery, running lights and sound and stage management.
Recent productions have included "Mary Poppins" (spring 2020), This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (fall 2019), "Gathering Blue / The Giver" (fall 2018), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (spring 2018), and "Radium Girls" (fall 2017).
Flintridge Sacred Heart's improv ComedySportz team was one of the first high school teams in the Los Angeles area and keeps audiences laughing at six shows each school year.
Time lapse video of a ComedySportz competition!.
Interested students can also join Theatre Club, where members strive to appreciate theatre through participation in numerous activities.
About "This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing"
THIS GIRL LAUGHS, THIS GIRL CRIES, THIS GIRL DOES NOTHING is a play for those who are willing to engage their imagination.
Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world. From amongst the trees, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way to find purpose, one the other way to find adventure, and the third will stay right where she is to create a home. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, fought Vikings, toppled lighthouses, tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women. A moving and irresistibly charming feminist fairytale for young and old.
Our theatre program centers on the concept of Ubuntu, a South African philosophy that translates to “I am because we are.” In essence, my humanity is bound up in yours. Together, we find our strength. I believe the concept of Veritas is at the heart of Ubuntu, for a community is nothing without truth. In theatre, we don’t pretend. All good acting starts with Veritas.
The greatest impact that theatre can have is to build empathy and community. To portray a role, to walk in the shoes of a character very different from oneself, is to know empathy. Students who have studied theatre are significantly more likely to lend a hand and significantly less likely to judge others.
Flintridge Sacred Heart is a more traditional, academic environment than previous schools where I have taught. The traditions of their faith and their school create bonds between the girls, bonds forged with strength and vision. I have girls playing leading roles who dream of traveling in space, becoming engineers, solving environmental issues.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
440 St. Katherine Drive La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 626-685-8300
Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.
Flintridge Sacred Heart admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and athletic and other school-administered programs.