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 environments where students learn to take risks and communicate with honesty, clarity, and zeal.
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 have continued in college drama programs as well as currently work in acting, directing, stage lighting and theater management.
Holy Family Theater was proud when alumnus Tanner Anderson’s movie “The Turkey Bowl” was released in theaters nationwide in November 2019. Tanner Anderson is an actor and producer of many films throughout the past decade.
Sense and Sensibility
By Kate Hamill and based on the novel by Jane Austen
Performed with permission by the Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.
Anna Crace, Theater Director
Crace arrives at Holy Family with a wealth of experiences teaching, directing, casting, and producing, both in the Twin Cities and in her native London. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Manchester University before earning Masters degrees in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy (Goldsmith University of London) and Theatre Directing (Birkbeck University of London).
Since arriving in Minnesota in 2019 she has been the Assistant Director at the Guthrie Theater for Twelfth Night, The Jungle Theater for Small Mouth Sounds and Dramaturged for the much beloved Christmas Carol at the Guthrie. Alongside this she has been developing work with playwrights as part of the Horror Festival and New Leaf, with time for educational work in schools with Matchbox Theater. She is also the Productions Manager for The Theater of Public Policy, mixing improv and policy to make the audience think and laugh at the same time.