Program Overview

Under the leadership of James Shelby (director/teacher) and Kristen Lo (technical theatre director / teacher), the Gunn theatre program includes:

The theatre curriculum is composed of a comprehensive, four year sequence of theatre courses, an interdisciplinary class (with English department) “Shakespeare in Performance” and a one year stage tech class. Classroom and curriculum enrichment includes guest lecturers, field trips, visiting theatre professionals and workshops such as the Young Playwrights Project.  Learn more about the curriculum here .

Gunn students stage three major productions, Fall, Spring and One Acts each year, as well as staged readings and other events.

Stage auditions and tech/ crew roles are open to all Gunn students. Subscribe to our “Cast” and / or “Crew” announcements list to receive up to date information on the latest opportunities regarding shows.

Special Events
Ashland Trip
– Local theatre field trips. Past trips have included Anton Chekov’s “Three Sisters” at Berkeley Rep, Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” at American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), San Francisco and various productions at other local theatre companies.

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