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Midtown Theatre and Film is a group of exceptionally talented and versatile high school students who consistently produce a variety of plays, musicals, and other theatrical performances for the Midtown/Atlanta community. All students are welcome to participate in the program, regardless of experience!

Students learn and contribute to every aspect of the theater, from acting to directing, singing, dancing, playwriting, set design, lighting design, costuming, film production and so much more!

Midtown Theatre puts on 3 full-length productions (including 2 musicals) per year in addition to a variety of theatrical events, including the Fall One Act, Coffeehouses, Senior One-Acts, Thespian Conference, the 48 Hour Film Project, and much more!



Fundamentals of Drama

Fundamentals of Drama is one of two classes offered to incoming freshman who are looking to be a part of the theatre program. The class focuses on creating a broad foundation for students to build off of in the future. The class splits its time between learning about acting and learning about more technical aspects of theatre. 



Why Midtown Theatre?

While we appreciate our teachers and parents who work tirelessly to ensure that we get to do the fun things that we do, Midtown Theatre and Film is unique in that students run most of it. During performances, the director sits back in the audience and watches as the students run lights and sound, organize actors, move set, and more. Students build the sets (with the help of Mr. Brandhorst, Ms. Willard, and Mr. Dreiling). There is a Thespian Board made up of students who serve as leaders and strive to improve our program more every year. We also are proud that there is little to no divide between actors and techies; both are equally respected and loved, and everyone tends to do a bit of both. There is an incredible sense of community in Midtown Theatre, and we hope that you join us.

In general: For non-musicals (the fall full-length and one acts), you don’t need to prepare anything. You’ll show up and do a cold read from a selection of sides (pieces of script). For musicals, you’ll typically need to prepare 16 bars (measures) of a song from a musical and submit your audition via Google Classroom. The code will be given out prior to each audition. 


Time commitment?

In Midtown Theatre you can do as much or as little as you want/are able to. When it comes to shows, the smaller the role, the smaller the commitment. We also have shorter events (Coffeehouse and three day plays) which only last a few days and therefore have a short time commitment. We also do shows and events year round, so if you’re playing soccer one semester, you can do theatre during the other!

Midtown Theatre does not consider seniority when casting for shows. Everyone who shows up to the auditions has an equal shot at roles! While upperclassmen tend to get leads as a result of their experience, freshmen have also been known to get cast as supporting and lead roles. In tech, seniority is considered slightly more, but it isn’t end all be all. You might not get a lead tech position as a freshman, but you might! It all depends on who shows up and how much experience you have. As a freshman techie, you can still be considered equally for backstage, construction, design, and booth jobs.

Freshman Roles?

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