Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Performing Arts



Trinity students begin to explore the performing arts at a young age as they learn the importance dramatics plays in developing personal communication skills. In our youngest students, this may come through their study of language arts when they engage in imaginative play in Kindergarten, present their Biography Book Reports in 2nd grade, or Project Expert projects in 4th. 

These small experiences pave the way for Middle School Drama classes when the Trinity Theatre Department explores the roles of actor, director, playwright, technician, researcher and designer through many avenues.  Students study the art of pantomime, voice and speech and creating an original character.  Later students have the option of creating a technical theatre portfolio, study advanced scenework and produce a one act play for a small invited audience.

Many Trinity students are natural performers though they may never have had the opportunity to be on stage.  Others are drawn to the performing arts but would prefer to stay behind-the-scenes. The Middle School puts on a Broadway-style musical production every spring.  Students take leadership roles in stage management, lighting, and sound, and the cast benefits from working with professional choreographers, and musical and artistic directors, preparing students for performing arts in high school.  


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Through performance, students have the opportunity to develop
their confidence and to discover creative talents. 

Once all of the rehearsals have finished and the revisions been
made, then the true magic of a Trinity performance begins!
Lower School students put on performances that are both fun
and full of wise themes and messages.
Throughout the whole process of auditioning, studying, and rehearsing,
students learn teamwork skills and become a tightknit family.
Middle School students produce dazzling displays of song and dance
with performances of such classic musicals as The Fiddler on the Roof.
Many performances incorporate enriching historical and cultural
themes and messages.
Tech theater students build backdrops for every production, and 
also make sure the lights and sound for performances run smoothly.
In-class exercises such as the Monologue Showcase allow
students to continue honing their skills when not on stage.
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