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The MPVA Theatre program consists of three different tracks: Acting, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre.
Acting- consists of traditional performance-based classes emphasizing physical and vocal technique as well as acting methods. Students have extensive in-class performance opportunities. Students explore the styles and genres of theatrical performance from various periods of theatre history. Students in the acting program also have numerous after-school performance opportunities.
Musical Theatre- students develop the acting, singing, and dancing required of musical theatre’s triple threat performers. Classes focus heavily on developing the body physically and vocally for performance. Students explore the evolution of musical theatre, from its origins on Broadway in the 1940s to today. Students have multiple in-class and after-school performance opportunities.
Technical Theatre provides students with a behind the scenes look into theatrical production. Students are given hands-on experiences building: scenery, costumes, and props, stage managing, and programing lights and sound for MPVA Theatre productions, as well as performances/concerts for other magnet areas.
- To create an environment in which Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre students collaborate, learn, and grow.
- To develop students’ abilities in their respective track as well as artistic discipline and organization skills.
- To offer quality theatrical experiences in both classroom performances and after-school productions.
- To promote student relationships through the development of ensemble.
- To offer opportunities for student leadership.
- To promote and develop good character in each student.
- To develop appreciation and support of Theatre, in our school and throughout our community.
MPVA Theatre Mission Statement:
Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School Theatre is committed to developing and nurturing young artists who embody professionalism, integrity, and compassion, always with an emphasis on growth, critical thinking, and community service.
McCoy Rasco, Director of TheatreA native Houstonian, this is Mr. Rasco’s second year at MPVA. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Education from the University of Houston. Before coming to MPVA, Mr. Rasco worked as a teaching artist for the Alley Theatre and Theatre Under the Stars. While at TUTS, he also served as a Coordinator of Public Works Houston, a program aimed at bringing the community onstage, and as an administrative assistant for the Tommy Tune Awards, a competition for Houston high school musicals. He also worked as Director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival’s Youth Conservatory. He has served as a guest artist for Houston Shakespeare Festival, Texas Educational Theatre Association, and the Texas Thespians Conference. He is an active member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association, Texas Thespians, and Educational Theatre Association.