At Rowland Hall, theater is a magical and powerful art form. Experiences in class and on stage charge students’ imaginations and challenge their belief systems. Theater Teacher and Technical Designer Matt Sincell guides middle and upper schoolers in finding their own artistic voices, and provides a platform for complex social-emotional learning. Read his biography.
Under Mr. Sincell’s direction, students present two major shows per year: a fall production for upper schoolers only, and a spring production for both middle and upper schoolers. Classes, meanwhile, focus on generating excitement around all the disciplines of theater: acting, singing, dancing, stage management, lighting, sound, set, costumes, and directing. Mr. Sincell also hosts guest artists and keeps middle and upper schoolers connected to the Salt Lake City community-theater scene, including helping interested students find internships with professional theaters.
“Our students today are confronting new, challenging questions on a personal level, a community level, and a global level. I believe that theater can be a gateway into dialogue about many of these questions.”
—Matt Sincell, Theater Teacher and Technical Designer
Above: Images from our March 2018 production of In A Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories, which entails a fantastical journey through the history of a deserted village. The play featured otherworldly puppets and stage effects, and proverb-like life lessons.
A Tony Award-winning musical about a quirky group of adolescents competing in a championship spelling bee. The show is full of hilarious songs, wild characters, and a few genuinely heart-tugging moments. It’s rated PG13 by Music Theatre International due to some language and content, so parents/guardians should make an educated decision on whether their children under age 13 should attend.
Audiences will be taken on a ride into Wonderland through the imaginations of talented Rowland Hall performers and artists. Students from every age group will lend their ideas to the telling of this well-known story. Through visual art, music, dance, and theater, we’ll make this version of Alice in Wonderland our own, and an event to remember.