Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Yorktown Theatre has an exciting year ahead. Check out some highlights here and the full year calendar here.  And mark your calendar for Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, September 25, 7-9 pm in the Black Box.

Attention All Yorktown Students!  Audition for A Zombie Extravaganza. You don't need to be a Theatre student or have even been in a play before. All Yorktown students are invited to audition on September 16, 17, 18, 3:15-6pm in the Black Box.  Callbacks will be held on September 19 & 20, 3:15-6 pm in the Black Box. Read about this hilarious show.  Not an actor? Help with design, props, sound, lighting, etc. -- we'd love to have you join us!

Mark your calendar for the Theatre & Zombie Potluck for Theatre Class students and Zombie students and their families:  Thursday, October 3, 6-8:30 pm in the Cafeteria and Black Box.

Yorktown Fall Show:  A Zombie Extravaganza.  Join the Yorktown Community for this exciting performance.  November 14 & 15, 7pm; November 16, 2 & 7 pm.  Yorktown Auditorium.

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Congratulations, Theatre IV students! On March 23, the Theatre IV students acted in their outstanding One Person Show Marathon. Each student chose a literary, fictional or historical character and then wrote, staged, directed, and acted in a 30-minute show about that character.

Check out this Arlington Arts magazine article about Mamma Mia!, Yorktown Theatre's awesome musical production this past December.

Yorktown Theatre IV class places 2nd at VHSL One Act Play competition

Congratulations to the Yorktown Theatre IV class for their success at the Sectional VHSL One Act Play competition on January 19! Their production of Perfect by Alan Haehnel (presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.) came in 2nd place. With warmth and humor, the play explores the forces that can erode self-confidence and one girl’s journey towards self-acceptance. 

Two students won acting awards at the January 19 competition:  All-star Actors (Camille Pivetta and Mila Fox) and Best Actress (Mila).

More reading

2017-18 Year in Review

2016 Annual Report
YHS Theatre Arts Parents Bylaws


Check our online calendar for dates of shows, performances and other events from this school year. Or print it here.


Jim Coates’ photos of One Person Shows and other Yorktown shows can be found and purchased here.


Photos by Jim Coates

Welcome to YHS Theatre

We are parents and community members who support the students and staff who participate in Yorktown High School’s Theatre Arts program.  We are pleased you are visiting our website and invite you to join us in supporting this award-winning program.

Learn about the YHS Theatre Program

The Theatre Arts Program at YHS is committed to teaching students all aspects of theatre, including acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting and technical theatre. Students are part of an ensemble that stays together as they progress through a conservatory-style training. Each year-long course builds upon the prior year’s work. All students at all levels of study have opportunities to perform. Read more »

Attention Yorktown students & middle school students!  Learn the Yorktown Theatre Program and join us!

Watch our YHS Theatre Program video 

Watch now: Arlington Independent Media (AIM)’s 4-part series on Theatre III & IV classes’ original play!

“Voices Out of Chaos” is an original play written in 2017 and performed by Yorktown High School’s Theater III and IV students under the guidance of Yorktown Theater Director and Producer, Carol Cadby.  Watch AIM’s 4 videos on this award-winning play here!

Part IPerformance of “Voices Out of Chaos”

Part II & Part III – Interviews with students in the production

Part IV – Interview with Carol Cadby, Theatre Arts Director

Learn about the YHS Theatre Arts Parents (TAP)

TAP is a parent support group for the award-winning Theatre Arts Department.  Read more »

YHS Theatre Program News

Congratulations to Ian McWethy on his induction to the Yorktown Hall of Fame and Inspiration!
Seven Yorktown High School alumni were inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame and Inspiration on Friday, May 18, including Yorktown Theatre’s very own Ian McWethy (YHS 2001), now an L.A.-based playwright whose 40 works have been staged more than 4,000 times in 50 states and 32 countries.

Ian McWethy worked closely with Yorktown Theatre students last year to produce Losing Faith (published as The Incomplete Life and Random Death of Molly Denholtz) with the Theatre IV’s, and Graduation for Dummies with the Theatre II classIn the past Yorktown Theatre has also produced 15 Ways to Screw up your College Interview and Bad Auditions by Bad Actors, also by Mr. McWethy.

Yorktown’s Voices Out of Chaos Places at Sectionals
Yorktown Theatre III & IV students got 2nd place in the VHSL Sectional One Act Play Competition in January and moved on to Super Regionals in February.  They performed Voices Out of Chaos, an original play developed by the students in response to current events. The show follows a young girl’s journey as she attempts to make sense of the chaos created by the barrage of daily headlines. If you missed the show, watch this video, filmed by the Arlington Career Center. Congratulations to all involved in creating and delivering this outstanding show!

Yorktown Theatre Honors
Congratulations to Carol Cadby, 2017 F. Loren Winship Secondary School Theatre Award winner, and to Jim Coates and Priscilla & Chips Johnson, 2017 Arlington Public Schools Honored Citizens for their contributions to YHS Theatre. Also, the Educational Theatre Association has recognized Yorktown as a theatre program that exemplifies and promotes high standards of quality in educational theatre. Read more »