Stagecraft & Design Updates

As the semester comes to a close we wanted to remind all families about the schedule for finals week:
Monday, December 17 – Stripe Day
Tuesday, December 18 – White Day Finals
Wednesday, December 19 – Black Day Finals
Thursday & Friday, December 20 & 21 – No school for students.

Also, on Monday, January 7, High School students do not need to report to school.


Congratulations to the crews and designers for the Fall Dance Show, Silent Sky and The Normal Heart.  All three of the productions went very well!

Congratulations to the students who received a score of Superior at the State Thespian Conference and qualified for Nationals:

Raven Gallivan – Costume Design: The Normal Heart
Ana Fiz – Costume Design: James and the Giant Peach
Ana Fiz – Scenic Design: Juicy and Delicious

Recruitment Efforts for Stagecraft & Design

Student leaders from our Creative Careers Student Organization presented in 8th grade classes at seven nearby DPS Middle Schools and ran a table at the DPS 8th grade career fair (photo on the right). Please get the word out to friends and neighbors who might have students that would be interested in the Stagecraft & Design program for next year. The application timeline has changed this year, so applications are not due until January 4, 2019.

We are hosting Open Houses for prospective applicants on Dec. 13 and 18 from 3:30-5:30. This is a great time for students interested in the program to get a tour and ask questions about the program.

DSA held five preview mornings in early December for prospective families.  Thank you to Julie Gelman and Andy Blackmun for giving tours to students and parents.


The stagecraft seniors are all selling lollipops as part of a fundraiser for their senior project. Lollipops are each $1 so feel free to ask for one anytime.

Second Semester Fieldtrips

We are working on the arrangements for three different field trips we will be taking during second semester.  We will communicate details as we have them finalized.  Our first trip will be to see the Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Denver Art Museum in late January.

National Thespian Conference

The National Thespian Conference runs June 24-30, 2019
Registration is due by Jan. 8
Click here for more information and to access the registration form

Thank you for your support of the program!