SSHS Theatre FAQ

What is the SSHS Department of Theatre?

A production oriented theatre arts program that has as its goal producing the highest quality theatre possible at the high school level.  The program strives to work as close as possible to a professional theatre company with a variety of educational and performance options available for students at SSHS.  The program begins with the Introduction to Theatre, a class that serves as basic training for all theatre skills.  Then students can pursue either a performance or technical course work in either in the Acting Company Class or as a member of the SSHS Technical Theatre Team.  The program usually produces five shows a year, including a children’s production for Lee county elementary students, three plays, and one musical.

What is the SSHS Thespian Society?

A “Thespian” is another term for “actor”.  The International Thespian Society is a worldwide organization that supports and encourages educational theatre around the globe.  SSHS is proud to host a full Thespian Troupe that is involved on the local, state and national level.  Thespian Soceity is more than a “drama club”- the troupe members serve as the support group for the theatre program and the group of students that keep the program moving.  The troupe attends several local productions throughout the year, as well as the Georgia State Thespian Conference and has planned trips to both New York City and the International Thespian Conference.  But it is not entirely about theatre, as the Thespian Soceity offers several other social events throughout the school year that show support not only for our theatre program, but or school and community, or are just for fun.

To join SSHS Thespians you must meet one of the following requirements:
1. A current and active student in a SSHS Advanced Theatre Class
2. A current student in the SSFC Intro to Theatre class
3. A student who has shown exceptional interest or work in the theatre               program and has received an invitation from the troupe sponsor.

Who is Mr. Fuller?

As a theatre educator for the past 15 years, Shaun Fuller has worked onstage and off both at the educational and professional level. He has directed over 50 productions in educational theatre as well as designing the technical requirements such as set and lighting for many more. He has worked all over the South at the professional level at various theaters both as a designer and director. His training includes a Bachelors in Education in Theatre Education, a Masters of Theatre Studies in Production Design, and, along with his directing and design background, he also has a background in stage combat, puppetry, improvisational theatre, and both classical and modern scene study. Mr. Fuller is proud to share his knowledge and training for over 6 years with the students of SSHS.