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The mission of the Charter Arts Theatre Department is to expose young artists to the multitude of works, theories and practices essential to an understanding and appreciation for Theatre Arts, as well as to foster the inherent talents of our students and to encourage them to confidently share their creativity with the world at large.


The Charter Arts Theatre Department offers a pre-professional training program for high school-aged performers. Our goal is to provide students with the skills they will need to move on to competitive college programs as well as professional theatre experiences. Classes are designed to encourage students to create imaginative and compelling characters, to regard their voices and bodies as creative instruments, to expose them to theatrical literature and to instill in them a sense of respect and professionalism for the art form that will stay with them throughout their lives. Review the full department curriculum in the COURSE CATALOG.


  • Accomplished, award-winning faculty.
  • Three fully produced plays, a Children’s Show and a New Plays Festival per academic year, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and professional support.
  • Classical and contemporary acting styles derived from traditional and progressive techniques.
  • Audition techniques for film, television, commercials and voice overs.
  • Intensive scene study and monologue work in a variety of styles and genres.
  • Design and stage management opportunities on our stages, as well as in the community.
  • A safe, supportive, ensemble-oriented environment to explore and develop your unique voice.


During the 2023-2024 school year, the department is excited to launch its Alumni Artist-in- Residence program, CLICK HERE to learn more.


Please feel free to contact the Artistic Director of Theatre, Kelly Minner-Bickert at

The Charter Arts Theatre Department produces three main stage productions each school year.   The senior theatre class produces an annual Children’s Show that tours throughout the Lehigh Valley.