Thanks to all for another great year of Yorktown Theatre!
Check out our Year in Review, and get ready for our final events of the school year!

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.

Theatre II Show Coming Up on May 31: The SeussOdyssey by Don Zolidis
Need a break from studying?  Let Narrator 1 and 2 take you on a literary journey, and watch and listen as Homer’s Odyssey is transformed into the style of Dr. Seuss.  Complete with a singing Cyclops (“Oh, the sights you can spy with only one eye!”), the battle of the suitors acted out with teddy bears, and the sorceress Circe serving up crew members with a side of green eggs. The SeussOdyssey, by Don Zolidis, is a hilarious and speedy reimagining of the classic epic tale of adventure.  The Yorktown Theatre II class perform this comedy only one night – Thursday, May 31 at 7 pm in the Yorktown Auditorium. Free admission!  Don’t miss this entertaining show -- our last show of the season!

Produced by special arrangements with Playscripts, Inc.

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

One Person Show Photo Exhibit
Don't miss this wonderful exhibit!  Stop by Cassatt’s Kiwi Café and Gallery sometime between May 20 and June 3 to see Jim Coates' photos of the Theatre IV students' One Person Shows.

OPS Reception for Theatre IV Students and Families
June 2, 3:30-5 pm at Cassatt’s Kiwi Café and Gallery

Attention Yorktown students & middle school students!
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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!

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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 »

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More reading
Yorktown Theatre's 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 out a hard copy.

Photo Gallery

See photos from our productions.


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. The Theatre Arts Program at Yorktown 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 »

Photos by Jim Coates