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Stuart Hall students perform at downtown Staunton's Blackfriar Playhosue

Stuart Hall’s theatre opportunities take advantage of our rich local theatre culture through a partnership with a local conservatory, Silver Line Theatre Exchange. Silver Line’s programs foster critical thinking, curiosity, self-awareness, self-confidence, and empathy to mold young people into both better actors and better humans. Additionally, through Silver Line, students can find themselves acting on the stage of Staunton’s world-renowned American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse - a reproduction of Shakespeare’s indoor theater.

In addition to an Introduction to Theatre class offered during the school day, after-school co-curricular theatre offerings at Stuart Hall can include: 

  •  Basic Acting
  •  Movement and Stage Combat
  •  Improv
  •  Acting the Short Play Stage Performance
  •  Fencing

What makes Silver Line’s “Acting the Short Play” experience better than just performing in a play? More instructional time, more collaboration, more problem solving for every character, not just the lead roles; it is a whole different experience and opportunity. Everyone in the room practices every skill that every character needs to work on.