Drama at JCHS

JCHS drama students explore every aspect of the dramatic arts, including acting, playwriting, improvisation, directing, technical theatre training, and lighting, sound, set, and costume design. 
JCHS drama students have been accepted to prestigious BFA programs including NYU Tisch (acting and playwriting programs), UCLA, Emerson, and Syracuse University. 

Our vibrant programs and talented students have received numerous national and international accolades: 
  • JCHS playwrights have been finalists in regional and national writing competitions, including Young Playwrights, Inc. Competition. 
  • In 2013, JCHS was the first international school to participate in London’s National Theatre New Views Young Playwrights Competition. In 2014, a JCHS student playwright was a semi-finalist in the New Views Young Playwrights Competition. 
  • JCHS was chosen as the top high school theatre program in the Northwest by Stage Directions magazine. 
  • JCHS was selected out of hundreds of applicants in the United States and Canada to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 and 2017.

JCHS productions in the 2017-18 year include:
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: November 14-19, 2017
  • The Quick Change Room: February 13-15, 2018
  • Almost, Maine: May 22-24, 2018
Read more about our past productions here.

Drama News

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Drama Faculty

Dylan Russell
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts
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Natan Kuchar
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Joe McDonald
Technical Director
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Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
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The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace her or his Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.