About Yorktown Theatre

Download the YHS Theatre Arts Program brochure.

Read about our outstanding theatre teacher, Carol Cadby.  




Listen to students rap about Yorktown's theatre program: "The Cult of Cadby".





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.

Philosophy – “It’s not about you!”

YHS’s Theatre Arts Program is dedicated to the personal development of the individual student and the values of creative collaboration and ensemble-building. The department’s motto—“It’s not about you!”—means that each student’s worth is measured by his or her contribution to the group effort. Read more »


We offer a four-year theatre arts curriculum.  Read more »

Performance opportunities

Students in the Theatre Arts curriculum have opportunities to perform in several shows, and all Yorktown students may audition for Yorktown’s Spring Show.  Students may also audition for the 28th Street Improv troupe.  Read more about YHS shows.

Honor Society  – International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the world’s largest honor society for theatre students.  Read more »

Partnerships and Guest Artists

The Theatre Arts Program frequently works with guest artists and local theatre professionals to enhance student learning. Read more »

Community outreach

The Yorktown Theatre Arts Program engages younger children through student-led workshops at local elementary and middle schools. Read more »