The mission of Theatre Arts School of San Diego is to teach the cornerstones of theatrical technique and training in a non-competitive environment in which the individual creative potential of each student is encouraged and equally balanced with his/her/their collaboration with the group. We provide a solid foundation in the theatre arts where the focus is not only on the final product, but the process of artistic learning.

Theatre Arts School of San Diego does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, learning style, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  TAS+SD is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, their families, teaching artists, and audiences.

Theatre Arts School of San Diego provides a SAFE and SUPPORTIVE environment in which students can learn, explore, develop, and thrive.

What have we been up to?

Since we opened our doors in late 2012, Theatre Arts School of San Diego has:

  • Produced five main stage original musicals - "The Jungle Book," "Queen Of Hearts," "La Grande Bataille Culinaire," "Pinocchio Versus the Whale," and “Talent, Texas.” We will produce “The Sky Has Fallen” in 2019.

  • Produced published works - “Animal Farm,” “The Bully Plays,” “The BFG,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]”

  • Started the Theatre CO-Laborative in 2017, featuring Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors". 2017 CO-Laborative Mentors included James Vasquez, Wendy Maples, and Courtney Corey

  • Established an annual play writing festival beginning in 2015 - "The Outside the Box Short Play Festival"

  • Co-hosted a twice-annual festival with Enlite Bridge which features young performers from diverse artistic and cultural traditions - "The San Diego International Youth Arts Festival"

  • Won the 2016 BEST MUSICAL at the San Diego International Fringe Festival for it's co-production of "The Test," with playwright Katie Brady

  • Was represented at the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival with student finalists in their original play - "#HappySadMadFun&EverythingInBetween"

  • Hosted workshops with leading theatre professionals, such as Telly Leung, Arianna DeBose, Eden Espinosa, Mark Myars, James Vasquez, Josh Rhodes, Emily Padgett, Michael Lavine, Dioni Collins, etc...

  • Presented numerous classes and camps

  • Produced annual student recitals and showcases

  • Developed a Conservatory training program

  • Worked to enhance inclusion techniques in the classroom, so ALL kids can be a part of the theatre experience

  • Installed a public art exhibition in the Arts District@Liberty Station, featuring professional and amateur artists

  • Was featured in San Diego Magazine, The San Diego Union Tribune, and more!

  • Doubled our studio space

  • And we keep growing!

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