Theatre Program

While many of our students go on to careers in theatre, television and film, that’s not the primary goal for the AIS Theatre Program.

Through both the IB Theatre courses and our co-curricular theatre company, Atlanta International School Theatre Players, we strive to help students develop a lifelong passion for the arts as well as strengthen their ability to take risks, solve problems, collaborate, persevere, listen and empathize with others.

Curriculum

AIS’ IB Theatre curriculum, which becomes more structured and advanced as students progress through the Middle Years and Diploma Programs, offers a depth and breadth that goes far beyond performance.  

We help students become stronger public speakers and performers. But ultimately we create students who question and explore their other subjects as well as issues of global importance through the use of theatrical exercises, techniques and plays.   

Our students not only study works by established playwrights, but, more powerfully, they create their own theatrical pieces to examine important issues. They learn to use their own voices, both individually and as part of an ensemble, to solve real-world problems.

Atlanta International School Players

Our co-curricular theatre company, Atlanta International School Theatre Players, was launched by students and is fully run and operated by students.

Each year, we put on two Upper School mainstage productions, one Middle School mainstage production and three IB Diploma Program Theatre student showcases.

The productions selected encourage students to think about global issues and challenging topics. Through playing a role or participating in the production behind the scenes, students learn to work with others as well as empathize with characters and cultures different from their own.

Beyond being artists and craftsmen, our students become entrepreneurs. For each show, students oversee the business side of the production (e.g., marketing and publicity) as well as the technical side (e.g., lighting, set design and costume design). They hone skills, such as goal setting, time management, and accountability that equip them for success in school and beyond.

"The move to a more digital society has ironically meant that liveness, immediacy and negotiation of relationships are growing in importance in the education of young people. Schools have changed little to meet many of the changes occurring rapidly in society, but drama could be the catalyst to make these changes happen in many curriculum contexts. Drama has the capacity to meet those emerging needs, but also to connect people with a growing understanding of how they might act morally, ethically, sustainably and democratically in an ever-changing world”

- Michael Anderson, 'MasterClass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning'

AIS Theatre Season 2020 - 2021

Theatre productions and showcase date decisions will be updated later in the school year.

Theatre Staff

List of 4 members.

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    Robert Warren 

    Director of the Arts; Theatre
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  • Photo of Sheridan Weeks

    Sheridan Weeks 

    Theatre Teacher
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  • Kristin Walterson 

  • Sherri Sutton 

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840