Westminster Academy’s upper school drama program gives our students an exciting array of experiences and training in many facets of the dramatic arts, including acting, improvisation, writing and directing. Our upper school drama curriculum begins with Middle School Drama and continues in High School with Drama I, Drama II, and Drama III. Students enjoy performing in venues from in-class productions to middle school and high school chapels, to the annual school production. Students discover how dramatic storytelling reflects the beauty of God’s ultimate story, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Students are given many opportunities to cultivate their dramatic talents for God’s glory.
The drama program is led by Mr. Jason Beaupied. Mr. Beaupied performed as an actor and singer from an early age. He is a WA “lifer,” and as a high-school student, he acted in three WA school productions. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. He also holds a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Seminary. Mr. Beaupied worked for many years as a television writer, producer, director and on-camera host. He also has experience as a professional actor for national commercials, television and film, and has been involved in numerous stage performances.
Mr. Beaupied is excited to announce the 2012-2013 WA production—The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, based upon the beloved story by C.S. Lewis. Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy journey through a wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia, where they discover an ancient prophecy and their part in it. This classic tale of good versus evil is a vivid allegory for the redeeming work of Jesus for sinners, set against a world of danger and adventure.