Preparing Boys for Life

Theater at Haverford

Highlights from Sweeney Todd

The Theater Department at The Haverford School is passionate about developing the creativity, self confidence, and emotional intelligence of our boys through the study, performance, and production of great plays and playwrights. Darren Hengst, Theater Department Chair

In Haverford's theater program, boys get hands-on experience in every facet of theater. In addition to learning acting technique, our boys study a variety of skills, from lighting design to stage combat. Starting with introduction to theater courses, the curriculum culminates in an advanced class in which boys have the opportunity to write, direct, cast, and produce their very own play. Theater courses are offered in the Middle and Upper School, with three mainstage productions every year in our 655-seat proscenium theater, Centennial Hall. Centennial Hall is also a popular venue for professional production companies outside the School.

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Darren Hengst

Theater Department Chair
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Jenn Hallman

Middle School Theater

Steve Stephenson

Director, Centennial Hall

William bryant

Assistant Director, Centennial Hall