Theater Arts Program

  • The Chavez High School Theatre Arts Department offers a wide range of skills in acting and technical theater.


    Acting classes help build valuable life skills such as public speaking, confidence, team building, problem solving, self-expression, and awareness.


    Technical Theatre Classes teach lighting and sound design, set construction, costume design, hair and makeup design, and stage management.


    Student actors have many opportunities to compete and demonstrate their talents.


    Several student actors that have graduated, are presently attending college on theatre scholarships even though they had not planned on theatre as a career choice.


    Some of our student actors are attending college pursuing education in

    • Lighting Design in Chicago
    • Performance Acting at UT Austin
    • Theater at Yale University

    Some of our student actor alumni have begun to work professionally and have appeared in TV commercials. 


    Please feel free to check us out on our Chavez Lobo Theater Co. Link below

Meet our Theater Team



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lisa Murphy

Ms. Murphy is the Director of Chavez Lobo Theater.  She grew up in the small town of Livingston, Texas, just north of the Houston area.  She attended Livingston High School where she served as Drum Major of the marching band, was a member of the drum line and participated in UIL Journalism.  After graduating in 1997, she attended McNeese State University on a music scholarship, but transferred to Stephen F. Austin to pursue a degree in Theater Arts. 

 Upon graduating SFA, she then accepted a position at Pasadena high School in Pasadena, Texas.  While there she directed several plays and musicals and sponsored students in the International Thespian Society. 

 She went back to Livingston High School and directed several plays and continued sponsoring students in the International Thespian Society.  While there, she also established the first improvisation troupe at Livingston. 

 Ms. Murphy is proud and excited to be at Chavez High School and hopes to put her own stamp on the community and department for the future.



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Katheryn Broadway

Ms. Katheryn Broadway just graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in December of 2019 with a Bachelor's of Arts with a focus in Theatre Education

Ms. Broadway developed her love of theatre in Austin, Texas and she began honing her craft, both on and off the stage at a young age. She attended Reagan High School and is a proud Blue Jester for life, as her theatre troupe inspired her to become a teacher. She is so excited to begin her career as the Technical Theatre Teacher at Chavez High School.

She only hopes to not hurt too many ear drums when she sings along to Showtunes around campus. 



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Steven Kalich

Mr. Steven Kalich made his human debut in Houston and lived there for 18 years. He began his theatrical journey in a summer acting class at the age of 12. The theatre world hasn’t been the same since.

After receiving a Theatre Degree from The University of Texas, Mr. Kalich moved to New York City to become a famous actor. He was in a million movies and made so much money he decided to stop being a movie star. Mr. Kalich moved back in with his mom in Houston and became a theatre teacher.

This will be his third year as a teacher, and it is the best role he’s played yet. Mr. Kalich is excited to show students everything he has learned along the way and especially eager to learn and discover new things with everyone at Chavez. 

  • Below are the Theater Arts Course Offerings Flow Chart.  This will give you an idea of how the various courses flow in to each other.

    For further information you may contact your student's administrator.


    Theater Arts Course Offerings Flow Chart