The first Drama Club meeting of the year is coming up this Wednesday, September 7, during Tiger Time in Mr. Hensley’s classroom. Make sure to ask your Tiger Time teacher to attend this meeting BEFORE the 4th period bell rings on Wednesday. Topics being covered at this meeting include beginning of the year info, handing out points sheets, distributing order forms for polo shirts, poster campaign for Showcase and The Actor Games, and information about the upcoming field trip to Texas State’s performance of Tartuffe.


Please remember that Drama Club Permission Forms and School Info Packets are due on Friday, September 2!


For more information check out the Drama Club section of our website.

The Actor Games Cast List

Posted on August 28, 2016

The Actor Games Cast List


Host: Cian Ammann

Greek Tragedy: Isabel Macedo

Shakespearean Drama: Darden Mixon

Commedia Dell’Arte: Ian Boord

Melodrama: Brittany Proctor

Silent Film: Kayla Dennison

Musical Theatre: Kaleigh Hoffman

Avant Garde: Zoey Bennett

Hollywood: Jeremy Kawaja

Method: Chad Catron

Mother: Hailey Holden-Scott

Posey: Valerie Ferrell

Meryl: Hayat Spencer

Cue Card Girl: Pearl Jonas


Stage Manager: Sabrina Poehler

Lights: Cavan Lavance

Sound: Aaron Redd

Crew: Jonathan Schaat


Looking for something nice to wear to the next Theatre Department event? Want to show your support for your student, sibling, or best friend who is in our program? Look no further! We’re proud to introduce the official SHS Theatre Department polos: a timeless and classy design that features the department’s logo, designed by SHS graduate Joseph Mosqueda. Shirts come in both Men’s and Women’s styles, and are $25 for sizes XS – XL, $27 for size 2XL, $32 for size 3XL (Men’s only), and $33 for 4XL (Men’s only).

Polo Shirt Design

Get your order form and money (cash or check) in to Mr. Hensley by September 9, 2016 to make sure you don’t miss out! (Make checks payable to: SHS Theatre Department.)


College Prep for Juniors & Seniors

Posted on August 16, 2016

Any students interested in learning more about what options exist for undergraduate studies in Theatre can visit the Links section for resources about theatre departments at Texas’ public/private universities and junior/community colleges. This section also includes links to scholarships that can help you pay for college and to professional organizations for theatrical careers that will give you an idea of the vast amount of opportunities out there for people with theatre degrees.


If you are interested in being in the Drama Club during Tiger Time or the 8th period Theatre Productions class, there is still time to talk to a counselor about changing your schedule. Visit the Smithville ISD website to learn more about schedule changes.


To learn more about the Drama Club and the Theatre Productions class, click on their links in the menu bar.


Students who plan to participate in any of the Theatre Department’s activities or events this year are encouraged to routinely check the announcements and calendars on our website. They are updated in real time as events are changed or added and are the easiest way to stay informed.

Fall 2016 Auditions

Posted on August 11, 2016

The SHS Drama Club proudly announces The Actor Games by Wade Bradford as their first production of the year. This hilarious one act play spoofs the popular Hunger Games trilogy, pitting different acting styles against one another to represent their district in the Annual Actor Games. Who will win and who will have to face a fate worse than death assigned by the Fallback Wheel? Come to this one night event on September 30, 2016 at the SJHS Cafetorium.

An info packet and sign-up form for The Actor Games are available in the Documents section.



Welcome to the website!

Posted on August 10, 2016

Welcome to the website! To get you acquainted with our layout, here’s a little information:

  • Announcements and updated department information can be found on our homepage.
  • Visit the Theatre Productions section to learn more about the 8th Period Theatre Productions course.
  • Visit the Drama Club section to learn more about the SHS Drama Club, a new group designed to promote and support the Theatre Department’s productions this year.
  • Visit the Calendars section to keep up to date with the latest Theatre Department news and events.
  • Visit the Previous Shows section to see pictures of and learn about the productions we’ve done.
  • Visit the Documents section to download useful files, including forms and resources for the Tiger Theatre Troupe and Drama Club.
  • Visit the About Us tab to learn more about our program and where we’re located.
  • Visit the Contact Us section to fill out an online message form. You will receive a response in a timely fashion, and can always also reach Mr. Hensley at
  • Visit the Support Us! section to see a list of donation needs, learn about upcoming fundraisers and events, and get information about purchasing program ads for this year’s shows.
  • Visit the Links section to visit other websites that are relevant to our department. This includes: information for high school actors/crew members, live theatre opportunities, college prep information, and career resources for jobs in the field of theatre.

Now that you’ve gotten a chance to check out our new website, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family so they can check it out!