Theater has always been one of the most innovative of all the arts, constantly stretching its own boundaries and challenging expectations about form and content. Webb's theater program proudly upholds that tradition.
With sophisticated content and state-of-the-art facilities,
Webb students experience the true power
of the medium's long tradition of innovation.
Webb's theater program is uniquely flexible, a combination of theater arts classes and afternoon activities, enable each student to tailor their involvement to their own level of experience, talent, and passion -- whether they're just starting out or have their sights set on Broadway.
Webb presents three major theatrical productions each school year, ranging from the social satire of Oscar Wilde to Anton Chekhov's tragicomicThe Seagull and a searing modern interpretation of Euripides' Medea. Our oeuvre also includes musicals like Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, as well as original productions like Robin Hamlyn's neo-Shakespearian farce Shreds and Patches.
Webb's theatrical presentations are staged in the new Susan A. Nelson Performing Arts Center (to be completed summer 2013), which comprises the award-winning Copeland Donahue Black Box Theater and Digital Media Studio, whose stark walls and advanced sound and lighting equipment provide a perfect forum for experimental productions.