Performance Theatre

  • Required Courses:

    Acting I, II, III, IV

    Theatre History

    Contemporary Theatre



    Mainstage Productions

    Pinellas County Center for the Arts produces three Mainstage Productions a year. In such a specialized program we include great diversity in the selection of each season. There is a rotation of directors, genres, and playwrights to provide a variety of performance opportunities. Our performance spaces, one an experimental black box theatre and the other an 800 seat proscenium theatre, provide our students the flexibility for a myriad of designs. Past productions include Les Miserables, A Raisin in the Sun, Twelfth Night, Metamorphoses, Tartuffe, and Me and My Girl. All Mainstage plays for each PCCA production season are reviewed and approved by our Theatre Department faculty, the program administrator and our Script Review Panel. The panel is appointed and consists of PCCA parents, other school employees not of the PCCA staff, and members of the arts community. This year’s season includes Clybourne Park, The Women, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    Second Season Productions

    Showcase performances of Classroom Projects held throughout the year in both theatre venues allow parents and other audience members to witness the growth that these young performers experience each semester.
    Student Directed One-Acts and Scenes provide young directors with the opportunity to “learn by doing” while presenting their art for an audience.

    One-Act Competition Plays performed on campus, at the Florida Theatre Conference and at District Thespian Competition.

    Senior Showcase Send Off Tour is the graduating seniors' chance to reach out to the area middle schools.

    Thespian Troupe Activities and Competitions - this organization provides our students with a wide variety of competitive performance opportunities ranging from technical design, student directing, and playwrighting, to dance, large/small musical numbers and solo/large scene acting ensembles. It is also a service organization participating in food and charity drives.