School of Theatre

Building knowledge through creativity, imagination, and compassionate connections to the human experience.

Department of Theatre Performance

• Theatre Performance
• Theatre Technical Skills
• Costume and Makeup Design

Styles of performance studied include units on improvisation and rehearsal with an emphasis on musical numbers, monologues, comedy, scene work, and audition skills. In addition to development of ongoing theatre pieces for touring performance, students enjoy rehearsing and performing a collaborative tribute musical production each summer. We collaborate with local theatre companies such as City Lights and San Jose Stage to provide opportunities for CAA’s adult students to branch out and partner with local arts organizations.  Additionally, each July the Theatre Director of Pioneer High School, Steve Dini, volunteers his summer weeks to direct the theatre students in a joyful and engaging musical theatre production which is performed for the community.