Students at Solebury School can participate in theater in various ways, beyond acting on stage. They can also participate in our extensive theater tech program. Our theater tech students design (using CAD) and build the sets for each of our plays, they design the lighting, and they perform any other tasks needed to prepare our theater for the show. Students also assist with costumes, make-up, and ticket sales. We offer classes in Acting, Directing, Theater History, Lighting Design, Stage Construction, Sound, and How Things Work.
The Solebury School theater is a black box theater located in an 18th century stone barn, where our SoleStage Players present three main stage plays each year. During the fall, we do a straight play (comedy or drama), in the winter we do a musical, and the spring production is often student-directed by a Solebury senior.
Recent Solebury productions include Rent, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Curtains, Summer and Smoke, Footloose, The Madwoman of Chaillot, All in the Timing, The Drowsy Chaperone, Arsenic and Old Lace, An Evening With Shakespeare, You Can't Take It With You, Urinetown, Pippin, The Stepmother, God's Favorite, Relative Values, and Kiss Me, Kate.
Meet Our Theater Director
Theater Director Shawn Wright has been a musical theater director and teacher in the area for more than 20 years. "My passion is the theater, and I am awed by the amount of talent that is here at Solebury. It is truly amazing!"
Watch Us in Action
Outside In, our spring 2016 production, was comprised of one-act plays about emotion that were directed, and tech-directed, by students. Two of the plays were also written by students.
Rent was our Winter 2016 musical, a fan favorite. Check out a rehearsal of "Seasons of Love" below, followed by photos from the show.
A Midsummer Night's Dream was our fall 2015 production, and the exciting debut of our new Theater Tech Director, Peter Martino.
Winter 2017: Into the Woods
Spring 2017: The Taming of the Shrew