Our Mission

Paschal Theatre Department endeavors to provide a comprehensive educational experience through challenging, multi-level coursework and diverse production opportunities where students shall develop, not only performance skills, but an enriched understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Our Motto

A Living Legacy Each generation of PHS Theatre students and faculty serve as stewards of the program and its resources. Through our actions and impact, PHS Theatre community embodies the heritage of those who came before us and builds an inheritance for those that shall come after us. “A Living Legacy” is a call to action for us to live the PHS Theatre values making each generation an essential part of the Paschal Theatre legacy.

Our Values

Paschal Theatre is a values-informed program, meaning Theatre Department values guide and inform all department policies and practices regarding classrooms, events, activities, rehearsals, performances, and student leadership and organizations.

 

Community

“We rise by lifting others.”

  • Collaboration 

  • Communication

  • Inclusion 

  • Respect 

  • Diversity 

  • Integrity 

 

Innovation

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

  • Creativity 

  • Critical Thinking 

  • Expressiveness 

  • Growth 

  • Initiative 

  • Problem Solving 

 

Discipline

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”

  • Accountability 

  • Adaptability 

  • Focus 

  • Persistence 

  • Productivity 

  • Self Direction 

 

Pride

“Success is liking yourself, linking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

  • Achievement 

  • Excellence 

  • Gratitude

  • Legacy  

  • Resilience 

  • Stewardship

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Paschal High School

THEATRE DEPARTMENT

DIRECTORS

Mr. Drew Weesner

 

Mr. Weesner is very excited to be joining the Paschal community as the Director of Theatre. Mr. Weesner “starred” in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'' when he was in the 4th grade and has been in love with the world of Theatre ever since! After graduating from Wills Point High School in 2003, Mr. Weesner attended Lubbock Christian University where he earned his Bachelor degree in Theatre Arts. Lubbock Christian University was such a great experience that Mr. Weesner returned to earn his Masters in Educational Leadership in 2012. Mr. Weesner began his career at Friendship High School in Wolfforth, TX where he spent 7 years building an award-winning program. It was during this time that Mr. Weesner was named the 2014 Outstanding Theatre Alumn for Lubbock Christian University. After a move to the Metroplex and a brief stint working in non-profit development, Mr. Weesner returned to his passion, teaching and directing Theatre, at Stripling Middle School. Mr. Weesner’s passions include Musical Theatre, Directing, Harry Potter, and his wife and two sons.

“Everyone deserves a chance to Fly!” 

-Wicked

Mr. Whitehead

I am very pleased to call PHS my home for the past 3+ years. After spending almost 20 years touring, recording and performing musically around the United States, I left that world to again attend college to get my degree in theatre arts. I attended Tarrant County College for a year and a half acquiring my Associates degree in Theatre arts. I then attended the University of Texas at Arlington where I acquired my B.F.A degree in Theatre Studies, while graduating Summa Cum Laude with highest honors. I chose to stay at U.T.A and acquired by Masters degree in Education again graduating Summa Cum Laude with highest honors. I was fortunate enough to do my student teaching at Paschal High School, where I immediately moved into a permanent teaching position with the school. I have spent the past three years as the Technical Director at Paschal, seeing the department explode over that time period. Each year we have worked hard to elevate the department and to build from performance to performance to ready our students to make that positive transition to the next level of theatre education. I welcome you to the Paschal Theatre Department where we strive for excellence through artistic expression.

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