Our award-winning drama program gives students the opportunity to enhance their creative thinking and broaden their personal expression.
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.
May 23–26, 2021
November 30, 2020
Barrack's Middle School class "The Play's the Thing" held their One-Act Play Festival November 30, performing Virtually Ever After, a series of one-acts bursting with familiar fairy tale characters from the Big Bad Wolf, to Prince Charming and the Sleeping Beauty. The characters all communicate on their remote devices to book cottages, talk with friends or plan their next adventure — so the fresh and funny stories all lent themselves perfectly to a stellar remote performance. Kol ha'kavod to Director Dewey Oriente and the entire MS cast!
December 6, 2020
March 7-9, 2021
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes the audience into the world of autistic fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone (played by Ethan Simon 21’). Despite Christopher’s extraordinary intelligence, he struggles to make his way in a world not built for him. However, when he is suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, he is determined to uncover the real culprit. On his detective journey, he unearths a life-changing secret, reunites his family, and discovers that no matter what life brings, he can, in fact, do anything he sets out to do.