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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 to 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, vocal technique, movement, history of theatre practice and literature, stage production and design, improvisation, and performance.

Currently, the Theatre Magnet schedule includes Introduction to Theatre, Intermediate Theatre, Theatre I, Theatre II, Theatre III, Theatre IV. The department produces mainstage shows during the school year, as well as showcases to highlight student’s growth. All productions require an after school commitment. The Stivers Theatre Magnet has been an active member of the International Thespian Society since 2008 and competes yearly on the state level. The Theatre Magnet is also a participant in the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards.

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


Gina Handy Minyard (BFA Musical Theatre, Mars Hill University)
Theatre Magnet Director


Stephanie Radford (BA Theatre, Berea College)
Improv Teacher and Coach

Carolyn Seymour  (BA Theatre and Dance, Wittenberg University)
Acting Adjunct


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.