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  • Welcome to the Western High School Theater Program website! WHHS provides its students with a variety of opportunities to get involved with the performing arts. Our theater program has a full curriculum of Theater classes.

    If you are a current student or incoming student, we encourage you to get involved. If you are a community member, we encourage you to see our shows and support the arts at WHHS!

    For more information or reservations, contact:

    Joshua Mata
    Western Hills High School
    Theatre Arts Director

  • Achievements, picture, and a big thank you

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 4/15/2024

    I wanted to thank you all for a wonderful UIL season. Showing up to other schools during the competition, here this past weekend among all the family and friends - is very much appreciated!  Thank you to my chaperones and Cougar Foundation for supporting transportation and food! 

    To keep you all in the loop, this show has done a lot that recognizes the hard work the cast and crew put into their craft ! We even got acknowledged for advancing by the Playwright Laura Lundgren Smith...Which is super cool! 

    District Level:
    Acting Awards: Iggy Singleton, Izzy Carroll
    Tech Award - Ella Chamberlain (Costumes) 
    Best Tech Award- Jay Hamilton, Domo Salazar, Rebecca Richardson, Karma Henley, Alexander Richmond, Crus Perez, Ella Chamberlain
    Advancement Plaque - Whole Cast and Crew 

    Bi- District:
    Acting Awards: Xavier Richmond, Ella Coffman 
    Tech Award: Dominic Franks (Sound) 

    With Advancement and the two plays in the fall the following Awards were also acknowledged: 
    Patches: Iggy, Xavier, Izzy, Brianna, Karma, Ella Coffman, Jack Magness
    Letterman Jackets: Ella Chamberlain, Rebecca, Cruz, Dominic, Harley, A’Leena, Alexander ,Dominic Franks

    Lastly, the following seniors will be closing the curtain on their journey with Theatre here at Western Hills High…from the First Play Everyman to Now, they have shown so much growth and all fell into the roles that were needed, some in a short amount of time. Congratulations on graduating. I hope you all remain Artists in some way. It has been a pleasure! 

    Ignatius Singleton- 4 Years
    Isabella Carroll- 4 years
    Xavier Richmond - 4 Years
    Ella Coffman - 3 Years
    Ella Chamberlain - 3 Years
    Rebecca Richardson - 4 Years
    Ezekiel Daniels - 2 Years
    Jack Magness - 2 Years
    Jewlyet Greear - 4 Years
    Brianna Oliver – 2 Years
    Karma Henley – 1 Year 

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  • UIL One-Act Play Advances

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 3/21/2024
    Western Hills Theatre's UIL One-Act Play "Digging Up the Boys" advanced earlier this week. They received the following awards in the Individual Categories :
    Acting - Izzy Carroll and Iggy Singleton
    Costumes - Ella Chamberlain
    The Theatre Department also took home the award for best Tech Crew! The Techies were JaVares Hamilton, Domo Salazar, Rebecca Richardson, Dominic Franks, Cruz Perez, Karma Henley, Ella Chamberlain and Alexander Richmond. 
    They will be competing again at Alvarado High on March 28th!
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  • UIL One-Act Play Updates

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 3/20/2024

    Our show Digging up the Boys will be advancing to the next round of the One-Act Play. We came back with a few individual awards and two overall awards. 

    Two Overall Awards
    •Plaque and medals for advancing
    •Over-All Tech Crew:
    Karma Henley, Alexander Richmond, Rebecca Richardson, Domo Salazar, Jay Hamilton, Dominic Franks, Cruz Perez, and Ella Chamberlain
    This meant they were professional and knew what to do at all times, with other adults in the booth and backstage.

    Individual Awards
    Acting: Iggy Singleton and Izzy Carroll
    Costumes: Ella Chamberlain 

    •Thank you to those of you that came to see the shows at Terrell ! It was so fun to see you there!
    •Thank you to Cougar Corner for the food. None was left.
    •Thank you to Admin and Leslie for all the paper work it takes to get us here!!
    •Thank you to my Fellow Fine Arts Directors and Athletic Coaches. I know having flexibility with limited time between all we do with our kids is often overlooked, but I truly appreciate having a team that is understanding 🖤. 

    If you see any of the kids that make my program what it is, please acknowledge the hours of work that they put into a play for 10 weeks on average. Again, thank you so much. It takes a village 🖤. 



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  • Public Performances

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 2/28/2024

    Western Hills High School Theatre will have public performances of their UIL show on April 13th and 14th. We hope to see you in the Black Box Theater for another great show!

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  • Aladdin

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 2/4/2024

    Our theater students were honored to be invited to go watch the production of Aladdin at the Bass Hall this past week. It was an amazing production and lived up to the hype!

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  • Theatre Workshop

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 10/5/2023

    Theater students Iggy Singleton, Xavier Richmond, Ella Coffman, were selected to participate in a monologue workshop with Steven Lee Johnson from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird this past week. Then had the amazing experience of seeing the play at Bass Hall.

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  • 2023 UIL One-Act Play

    Posted by Mr. Mata on 2/28/2023

    Diary of Anne Frank

    While Western Hills did not advance this year, we walked away with some medals and that is a win in our book!   


    Izzy Carroll - All-Star cast  

    Cruz Perez - Technical Award  - Lights 

    Xavier Richmond - Honorable Mention for acting 


    The cast and crew worked very hard this year, and told a wonderful story. We will keep you all updated on when we will show the production back home in the Black Box!


    As always, we hope to see you in the audience 🖤

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