Theatre

In SoFA’s theater program, students will be prepared to step into a career in the theater industry, whether that is in performing, costume and makeup design or technical theater. Students will have the opportunity to work with their peers in collaborative efforts of script writing, technical theater, and producing a show from start to finish.

About The Program

The Theater department is intensive: All students will learn about directing, script writing, acting, and technical theater. We also offer students the opportunity to become members of the International Thespian Society where they can compete at the state and national level. Students who are interested in theater – stage and film – should consider the program as it is nearly impossible to join a college theater program without having previous work in the theater. Students in the theater tract will have an opportunity to be adjudicated, perform for the community, perform for their peers, observe professional theater performances and learn from visiting instructors. While the theater industry can be a difficult one to navigate, students will be given the tools they need to succeed. They will make connections and contacts with professionals in the theater and film industry. Seniors will be preparing for auditions and application processes that would not necessarily happen in their PLT. SoFA theater students can expect to participate in: the State Festival in October each year, one spring show and fall show, the Fine Arts Fest (usually in February), improvisational shows, and performances throughout the year for various schools and school groups.

Mr. AJ Casey

Theatre Instructor

Mr. Casey is a graduate of Murray State University where he received a B.A. in Theatre and Film. He wrote and directed the well-received John James Audubon biopic play, "John James Audubon: Before His Birds" for the John James Audubon bicentennial celebration. He is active in community theatre and has directed and acted in several local productions. Additionally, he owns and operates his video production company AJKC. Mr. Casey teaches Theater 1,2,3, and makeup/costume as well as the Gifted and Talented Coordinator. He resides in Henderson with his wife, Megan.

SoFA Theatre Program Pathway

PLEASE NOTE: This is a suggested curriculum to help better plan your schedule. You do NOT have to take all classes listed. However, you MUST take SOFA Theatre each year. There may be some adjustments made so please be aware that this layout may change at anytime as we adjust to better serve our students.

Grade 9 

  • English 1
  • Algebra 1
  • Integ.Phy.Science
  • World Civilization
  • Heath/PE
  • Technology and Finance

ELECTIVE (1): SoFA Theatre (Must take), Other electives:  Theatre 1

Grade 10

  • English 2
  • Algebraic Data
  • Biology
  • American Studies

ELECTIVES (3): SoFA Theatre (Must take), Other electives: Musical Theatre / Theatre Management and Production / Theatre History and Literature

Grade 11

  • English 3
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • US History

ELECTIVES (3): SoFA Theatre (Must take), Other electives: Musical Theatre / Theatre Management and Production / Theatre History and Literature

Grade 12

  • English 4
  • Algebra 2

ELECTIVES: SoFA Theatre (Must take), Other electives: Musical Theatre / Theatre Management and Production / Theatre History and Literature

**4 SoFA credits and a Capstone Presentation is required for graduation from this pathway.