Holy Family’s theater program provides opportunities for every student involved to participate as an actor, a stage or sound technician, or both! We produce a variety of productions in a dynamic and creative environment where students learn to take risks and communicate with honesty, clarity, and passion.
Students develop their skills of expression and communication in service of the story and the audience. Scripts are chosen heavily from classical theater and other stories that reflect the themes, ideas, and cultures studied in English, history, and modern and classical language courses.
In December 2015, we celebrated the grand opening of our new performance center. This multi-purpose performance space will enhance our current drama program’s fall and spring productions. Thespians are also encouraged to participate in our entry into the Minnesota State High School League’s One-Act Play competition. Minnesota high school drama programs compete at the subsection and section levels to earn a trip to the state competition held in February at St. Catherine University’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium.
Graduates of Holy Family’s drama programs have continued in college drama programs as well as currently work in acting, directing, stage lighting and theater management.
Anna Olson, Theater Director
Anna is the current Vice President of Chaska Valley Family Theater Board of Directors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music, focus on stringed instruments, from Concordia College – Moorhead, and is working toward her master degree in Arts and Cultural Leadership with the University of Minnesota.
Anna has experience with directing, leading a pit orchestra, running technical cues, and managing performance spaces (CVFT, Chaska middle schools, and other Twin City productions). She is eager to ensure optimal use of our Performance Center in addition to providing opportunities for our students to participate in two full productions and a competitive one-act play.