ACHS Theatre Arts is a growing, passionate group of students in Drama 1, 2, and Advanced Drama and participating in after-school productions. We are proud to present two full-length shows every year as well as present student work in a Student Showcase in May. Theatre is unique in that it is the most authentic project-based learning possible. Students collaborate to bring a show to life and then present it to friends, peers, and community members.
We encourage all ACHS students to join the Theater Arts department by taking Drama 1 or 2, or auditioning for Advanced Drama, or joining the American Canyon Thespian Society (ACTS). There are many opportunities to participate in theatre, either onstage or behind the scenes. Experience is not required! All are welcome to experience the spirit, dedication, and talent of American Canyon High School's theatre family.
Our goal this year is to stretch beyond ourselves in all we do. Growth in acting skills, technical aspects, and parent support is our next steps. We hope you will join us on our learning journey as we delve into classics, such as Dickens and Shakespeare. You may be surprised to discover that you actually enjoy it!
Your support is vital to our Theatre Arts family so we can continue to offer high quality productions and learning year after year. We urge you to attend as many performances as possible and support our fund-raising activites as well.
"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players."
-William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII
As the ACHS Drama teacher and director, Ms. Heartt teaches Drama 1, 2, and Advanced Drama, and produces/directs two full-length shows annually. She holds a Masters in Education and her background and education in theatre include producing, acting, directing, costume design, set design, modern dance, and bellydance. She loves travelling, reading, and playing with her two boys, ages 15 and 7.
American Canyon High School is a comprehensive high school located at the southern end of the Napa Valley. Opened in 2010, ACHS is proud to be a green school and a part of the Napa Valley Unified School District.