The Theater program is a multi-faceted, highly creative, immersive, and award winning program that utilizes both classroom instruction and practical production experience to inspire, cultivate, and grow self-confidence and self-worth, while teaching the skills necessary to become a better performance artist. The program involves approximately 140 students across all 3 grade levels.
There are 3 classes available at Austin Academy:
- Theatre I: a 6th grade only introductory course,
- Theatre II: a 7th and 8th grade regulars course for those interested in experiencing a theatre class for the first time
- Theatre Workshop, an audition based, enriched honors course for 7th and 8th graders, which focuses primarily on rehearsing and preparing for regional and national speech, debate, and competitive theatre tournaments. Theatre Workshop is unique to Garland ISD middle schools and can only be found at AAE.
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." ~Oscar Wilde