Where Imagination Takes Center Stage

Our highly acclaimed theatre department provides opportunities for students to develop strong skills in collaboration, communication, and creative interpretation and expression through drama classes, as well as opportunities to participate in our annual theatre productions. From large-scale Broadway-caliber musicals on the main stage in the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center, as well as plays suited for smaller audiences in the Black Box Theatre, to classroom skits and performances in Christmas programs and chapel services, students grow in poise and confidence as they find their voices and develop a lifelong appreciation of theatre as an art form. Be sure to visit our Box Office to reserve your seats for upcoming performances!

Lisa Hooks Murray

Dance; Fine Arts Department Chair

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Louisiana Artists Roster, 1989-1998; Of Moving Colors Prism Award, 2012; After-school Dance
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Lisa Hooks Murray
Dance; Fine Arts Department Chair

What begins as creative movement and drama in Lower School evolves into formal theatre classes in Middle and Upper School. Speech and drama are part of the fine arts rotation in Middle School. Upper School thespians refine their acting, directing, and design skills through advanced theatre courses that involve reading of dramatic literature, completing character analyses, and writing, staging, and performing dramatic scenes. In addition to classroom experiences, students have opportunities to audition for the annual musical and plays, as well as assist as part of the technical and backstage crew.

Theatre has the power to move, inspire, transform, and educate in ways that no other art form can.
- Irina Bokova

Fine Arts Flourish at Dunham

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