In addition to the required courses offered in the performing arts, students in all grades have the opportunity to participate and audition in a variety of ways that showcase and celebrate their theatrical talents—on stage and behind the scenes.

Required and Elective Performing Arts Courses

  • Fine Arts 6 (Visual & Performing Arts)
  • Middle School Theatrical Arts
  • Intermediate Theatrical Arts
  • Production Design
  • Advanced Theatrical Arts
  • Directing
  • Resume and Audition Prep

Other performance opportunities throughout the year include:

  • Coffee House Talent Show
  • Regional One-Act Play Competition
  • Fall Play
  • The Thespian Club
  • Winterim
  • Spring Musical
  • Fine Arts Department Showcase

The 2016 Fall Play is Twelve Angry Women. The 2017 Spring Musical is The Wizard of Oz.

Fall Play Cast Takes 1st place at Regional One-Act Competition

The cast of our fall play, Twelve Angry Women, competed in the GISA Regional One-Act Play competition in November and won first place. Seniors Imani Guy Duckette and Zoe Webb both received a Best Actress award. Barbara Cole Uterhardt was the winner of the Best Director award.

Ms. Uterhardt and sophomore Erin Laurens worked to adapt the three-act play into the required one act, with additional narrative in order to tell the audience the complete story.


I once wanted to sing solos so I could impress people. At AGS, I learned that I wanted to perform with other people and that life was more meaningful when I wasn’t alone. I found my voice on the journey to graduation and shared it through a sport, on the piano, on stage and off, and with my family and friends. I even taught younger students how to listen to their own voices through my Capstone Project. I continued to share my voice in college at Georgia Tech and will for the rest of my life.

Elizabeth Barsalou '11