The Stivers Theatre Magnet is a 6 year pre-professional program of instruction combining traditional theatrical training and hands on experience training . Our mission is create and prepare students to enter into higher education as able participants in the theatrical arts and informed patrons of the arts.

The Theatre Magnet’s progression of study includes acting exercises, voice and speech, movement, history of theatre practice and literature, stage production and design, make up, and performance.

Currently, the Theatre Magnet schedule includes Intro to Theatre, Theatre I, Theatre II, Theatre III, Theatre IV. The department produces 2 plays per school year, as well as showcases to highlight student’s creative work. All productions require after school commitments. The Stivers Theatre Magnet has been an active member of the International Thespian Society since 2008, and competes yearly on the state level.

All students are required to pay a Magnet fee which covers make up kits, field trips, supplies and guest artists.


Gina Handy Minyard
Theatre Magnet Director

Adjunct Faculty

Christine Brunner     Private Lessons
John Faas                Private Lessons, Costumes/Make-up
Stephanie Radford  Theatre 8 Co- Teacher, Improvisation, and
                                 Private Lessons

Students of all abilities and levels of experience may audition for admission into the Theatre Magnet. Stivers recognizes the need to provide opportunities for students who have had prior theatrical instruction and students who have not had prior training but demonstrate strong natural abilities and a desire to learn.

For more information about upcoming auditions, please follow the link below.

Click here for audition requirements for Theatre Grade 7. 

Click here for audition requirements for Theatre Grades 8-12.