Theater Arts

Welcome to the W-L Theater Arts Program

Mr. Danny Issa is the Director of the W-L Theater Arts Program. This year, the Theater Department will produce two plays and one musical for the school and local community.

Performances This School Year


Auditions, which are open to the entire school, with more information coming soon!

The spring musical will be announced at a later date. In the meantime please visit the Washington-Liberty Theater Boosters website for the latest information and to reserve tickets.

Parent Support

In connection with the production of each show, parent volunteers will be needed to assist with various efforts including ticket sales, snack table, etc. See Washington-Liberty Theater Boosters for more information.

Cappie Awards

The Cappies is a program through which selected high school theater and journalism students are trained to critique area performances. In late spring of each year, these critics vote for Cappie awards in various categories.

Washington-Liberty students have been the recipients of the following Cappie awards:

  • Best Sound: Andrew Elliott/Godspell (2009)
  • Best Male Vocalist: Wes Horton/Godspell (2009)
  • Best Make-up: Khulan Batmunkh, Sonya Dagata, Michelly Sorge, Claire Seaton/Frankenstein 1930 (2011)

Other Awards

Jeffrey Warren received Outstanding Actor at Virginia High School League (VHSL), 2013.

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?” went to VHSL. At conferences, Gabby Canning, Bailey Kowalski, Sam Burris, and Craig Wanda made the All Star Cast, and Bailey Kowalski won the award for Outstanding Actress. The students also won the award for Best Ensemble, and came in 2nd place, which allowed them to advance to Regionals. Claire Seaton and Ariel Pizzamiglio wrote the play, which Ariel directed.

Olivia Viola and Ariel Pizzamiglio directed Othello, done in a high school setting, and Ariel cut the show. The students performed Othello at the Folger Secondary School Shakespeare Festival and received an immediate standing ovation. Craig Wanda received the award for Excellence in Acting, Katie Humphries received the Fierce Defender Award, and Sam Burris received the Most Evil award.