The Arts
Performing Arts

Acting and Theater

At Marymount, acting and theater focuses on creative expression, performance, and public speaking. Students learn how to integrate their mind, body, spirit and heart as individuals and in collaboration with others while oftentimes being transported to a different world.
Our girls learn how to listen and think on her feet, using improvisational exercises, games, and scenes. They also work on presentation skills through oral interpretation of poetry and prose. They compete in regional drama festivals, perform in school productions, attend professional plays, and put into practice techniques that include voice, movement, script analysis, characterization, rehearsal practices and more.

Courses Offered

Acting I
Acting II
Advanced Acting Honors

Marymount Players

The Marymount Players are our resident theatre company.  This student group creates two productions a year, a fall play and a spring musical, some recent productions include: Clue, Peter and the Starcatcher, Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, and Mamma Mia.  All students are welcome to participate and no experience is required. Auditions are held before each production and all who audition will be cast. The Marymount Players rehearse after school Monday through Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm and on a few Saturdays throughout the semester.  The Marymount Players pride themselves on being an ensemble that supports and empowers each other as they embrace the theatrical process. 

Stage Crew

There are many opportunities for students who are interested in technical theatre here at Marymount. Each Marymount Players production has a student director and stage management team. Students also have a hand in the sound and lighting design for each show. The stage crew team is responsible for all technical aspects of the production and are the backbone of the organization.


DTASC stands for Drama Teachers Association of Southern California.This is an organization of drama teachers that collectively produces two competitive theatre festivals a year.  Our student actors compete with hundreds of other actors in multiple categories, including comedy, drama, musical theatre, and technical theatre. In this student-driven activity, the DTASC participants take the lead on their contribution to the competition. Under the guidance of Ms. Wexler and Mr. Beckner the students collaborate to choose their material, cast their pieces, and direct their scenes.