USJ’s theater program is both challenging and rewarding in its curriculum. Each year, Middle and Upper School students have the opportunity to perform in multiple productions. Whether a student is learning about the history of theater in the classroom or acting on stage, they will become well-rounded in all aspects of our program. As our students grow in their knowledge, they are then able to take advanced classes in which they are instructed on script analysis, scene study, and explore the relationship between visual elements such as design and directing.
Original Play The Branchman Gets Published
Alumnus Harrison Hamm wrote and directed a play last year entitled, The Branchman. It was such a huge hit that the cast and crew were invited to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, AL to perform. Hamm won an award for his original script and is now a published playwright. What is even more incredible is that the McNairy County community theatre group put on the show, and our USJ students and alumni headed to Selmer to see the production. After the production, both casts were able to meet and talk for a while. It was a special night for all involved. Unfortunately, Harrison wasn't able to make it back from Los Angeles where he is studying Film and English at Loyola Marymount University.
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