Our award-winning drama program gives students the opportunity to enhance their creative thinking and broaden their personal expression.

Students on stage performing in middle school musical 2019 "The Beat Goes On"

Students in all grades hone their craft and explore their talents on stage and behind the scenes. Each year, they work as a team to present up to six outstanding productions including musicals, dramas, and one-act plays. Students can choose to perform by acting, singing, and dancing or develop their production strengths through stagecraft, choreography, and directing.

The quality of our theatre arts program and students’ individual and troupe work has been recognized with multiple Cappie Awards (Philadelphia Critics and Awards Program), the equivalent of the Tony Awards for high school students. Praising the impact of their drama experiences here, many Barrack graduates have pursued careers in the theater and arts, with some going on to work on Tony Award-winning productions.


Upcoming Events

Silhouettes of five characters in blue, gray, and yellow

March 13 • 3:00 PM

March 14 • 7:00 PM

Student-Directed Play: Significant Other
Directed by Brandon Singer '22
Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do.

2022 Drama Fundraiser

Photo of Fred Raskin '91 and posters of some of the films he has edited

March 22, 2022 • 7:30 PM 

A Virtual Conversation with Hollywood Film Editor Fred Raskin '91
Moderated by Lila Elkins '23, JBHA Student Film Club President, and Dewey Oriente, Director of the Drama Program. 

$54 per link — proceeds benefit the Barrack Drama Department (Must register to receive the link; one link per household)

Register Here

Students singing and dancing in Mamma Mia 2019

Mamma Mia!: Upper School Musical 2019

Noises Off: Barrack Reparatory Theatre Company 2018

Clue: Student-Directed Play 2018