Plays and Musicals
The Dayton Christian Performing Arts Department
has a rich theatrical heritage, and each year all high school students are invited to continue that tradition
by auditioning for our fall and spring productions. We strive to select shows that will provide a variety of opportunities and experiences for our students and ones that will be engaging to our school family and to the surrounding community.
- A Chrismas Carol, Fall/Winter 2015
A Message from Theatre Director Dean Sellers
Greetings Dayton Christian Theatre Family –
I am very excited about my role as DC Theatre Director! Actually, my love and appreciation for theatre was born at Dayton Christian High School in the 1970s thanks to some amazing teachers like John Anderson, Terry Chamberlain, Beth Staples French, Gus Dallas, and Bob Clements. It was then broadened through experiences in community, semi-professional and college productions. The craft of stage directing was learned at Wheaton College under the tutelage of Dr. M. James Young, and honed by working with high schools students for over six years. I have a background which includes professional acting, playwrighting, and directing at the college, high school and community theatre level. And believe it or not, I have worked in spaces much more challenging than the Cafetorium!
In the coming year, I look forward to working with you to train up the next generation – and to build a program of real, engaging and excellent theatre on this campus.
My philosophical approach will be simple :
- Teach students what it means to be a Christian artist and to work in ensemble to give glory to God through our combined efforts. We call it a "5:16 Perspective" (see Matthew 5 : 14–16)
- Encourage creativity and stretch each individual's natural ability – developing life-long skills that are relevant and universally applicable.
- Have fun!
I look forward to working together to do great theatre here at DC.
Mr. W. Dean Sellers