Inspiring their passion to perform

To an aspiring actor, all the world is a stage. And there is no better school venue for young thespians in our community to study their craft than with us. The theater program at FWAFA offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to increase proficiency in all areas of theater production and performance: auditioning, rehearsing, acting, directing, musical theater, design, writing, technical theater and theater history.

High School

High school students have the opportunity to perform in the high school musical and play, advanced theater showcase and winter and spring cabaret shows.

Elementary and Middle School

Beginning in 3rd grade, we work to develop the skills of each individual theater student in a variety of ways. Elementary and middle school students perform in class recitals and school plays with other students of the same age.


FWAFA students have received numerous awards and much recognition in the community, including nominations or final awards in the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards in all eligible categories. In 2009, FWAFA received the Educational Theatre Association’s Outstanding School Award.

The FWAFA theater department operates both Senior and Junior International Thespian Society Troupes – and belongs to Texas Thespians and Texas Education Theatre Association.

Production history


  • Dear Edwina, Jr.
  • 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly
  • The Audition
  • Our Town
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • Legally Blonde


  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
  • The Imaginary Invalid
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone


  • Honk, Jr.
  • Sweet Charity
  • The Lottery/Hooray for Diffendoofer Day Readers Theatre
  • Spring Cabaret


  • 42nd Street
  • Tartuffe
  • Annie, Jr.


  • She Loves Me
  • Children's Letters to God
  • The Boy Who Changed the World
  • Scenes from Sylvia
  • Once On This Island, Jr.


  • The Sound of Music

Our Faculty

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Darla-Jones.jpgDarla Jones has worked for fifteen years as a theater educator. She has been instrumental in building the award-winning department at FWAFA, where she sponsors the International Thespian Society Troupe 6391. Mrs. Jones holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. She has trained in Chicago with The Actor’s Studio, in London with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and in New York City with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Jones serves as Secretary/Publicity Chairman for the Texas Thespians Board of Directors, and is a recipient of the 2006 Betty Lynn Buckley Awards’ Bayard H. Friedman Hummer Hero Award for Outstanding Theater Teacher.


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nicholas_morris.jpgAs a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Nicholas brings two decades of musical theater experience to the production process. His background as an actor, director, and choreographer enables him to have a keen insight into the performance world. Nicholas has choreographed over 30 musicals and operas at regional theaters, Texas Christian University, Dallas Baptist University, and for several show choirs throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. His training is in classical ballet and Nicholas has danced with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Company since 1996. Nicholas is a part-time professor of communications at Dallas Baptist University where he graduated with honors with a Master of Arts in Christian Education, Concentration in Communication. He also holds the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Speech Communications with Teacher Certification from Midwestern State University.







Wes Taylor Tech Theater Faculty

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