Student Productions

Senior School Fall Play 2018: Oedipus Rex


Whether they go on to become performers or patrons of the arts, Shady Side Academy students gain an appreciation for the beauty, freedom of expression, and diversity that the performing arts celebrate. The Hillman Center serves as the primary performing arts classroom for SSA Senior School students in grades 9-12, and as a performance venue for students in grades PK-12. Students also enjoy school-day performances and speakers in the Hillman.

Senior School Digital Theater Festival

March 5-7, 2021

Shady Side Academy Senior School will present the Digital Theater Festival on March 5-7, 2021. Three different performances will be shared virtually via video on Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday March 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m. Video access is free, but donations to the drama program will be accepted online to help offset production costs.

The festival includes student monologues, spoken-word poetry, scenes, duets, soloists and even a tap dance! These pieces are sandwiched around three original student-written plays, one presented each night: Battery, written by senior Katie Sparvero, Pride Month, written by junior Braden Crow, and The Great American Laureate, written by junior Gigi Horgan. WARNING: Some content may not be suitable for children under 13.

Performance video links coming soon!

Make a donation to the drama program here.

The fall drama production, Alice in Wonderland - A Radio Play, was performed in November 2020.  
Missed the Show? Watch the Recording Here.