Spring 2012:  Flowers For Algernon

Stage Combat

Spring 2011:  Anne Frank & Me

Our Mission Statement

Spring 2009:  The Inner WIlly

Ghostly Slumber Party

Summer 2020: Ghostly Slumber Party

Spring 2017:  The Frog Prince

Why Drama?



Previous Performances

Spring 2018: Shakespeare and Stage Combat Tour

The PAC Youth Theater Program is open to all area students and is free.

"H" Foundation
Callasaja Woman's Outreach
Eckerd Family Foundation
Killian Foundation

Theater Arts benefits both students and society, because students of theater arts gain powerful tools for:
* Understanding human experiences, past and present.
* Teamwork and collaboration. 
* Adapting to and respecting others diverse ways of thinking, working and expressing themselves. 
* Analyzing nonverbal communications. 
* Improving verbal communications. 
* Gaining self-esteem and poise, which crosses over into the classroom to support academic success , including STEM classes. 
* Studying a wide variety of literature, history, sociology, art, music and dance. 
* Classes offered in TECH: Lighting & sound, acting, stage combat. 
* Live via Satellite Series featuring the MET Opera and the National Theatre of London. * * Intern program 

Dr. Ronnie Spilton, Founding Artistic Director

Winter 2019: Acting Improv Class & Set Design

Summer 2013:  Broadway Workshop  with Franc D'Ambbrosio & Glory Crampton

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Megan Greenlee Potts
Artistic Director PAC Youth Theater

Youth Theater

Megan Potts has been involved in all aspects of theater since childhood. She has utilized her Ithaca College Bachelor of Fine Art degree in technical theater, design, and production as professional stage manager, production manager, properties mistress, lighting designer, theater master electrician, sound designer an engineer, box office manager, house manager, actress, teacher and director. She has taught the craft of theater to children ages 5 plus and adults for over 39 years - drama voice, mime, choreography, set construction, wardrobe and makeup, lighting, sound and even stage combat. Currently Megan is the PAC Technical Advisor, light and sound designer and technician and the assistant librarian at the Albert Carlton Cashier's Community library 

Trip Advisor
Trip Advisor
Highlands Performing Arts Center
Ghosts and Grotesques

The PAC Youth Theatre is dedicated to introducing children from the southwestern corner of Western North Carolina, North Georgia, and northwestern corner of South Carolina to the wonders of Live theater by participating in age-appropriate productions at no cost (either onstage, behind the scenes, or in the control booth), allowing them to join in free classes presented by professionals in the business, and staging free shows for local school children and homeschoolers.

Summer 2015:  Cats: Master makeup class with Jeri Sager

© March 29, 2020

Spring 2008:  Get Bill Shakespeare Off the Stage

Rotary Club of Highlands
Mountain FIndings
Community Foundation of Western. North Carolina 
Cashiers Community Fund​​ 
Highlands Community Foundation

Winter 2016:  Ghosts & Grotesques

Just wanted to tell you that we love what you do with the theater program and love it when you visited the school! Please keep us in mind for visits in the future.

Teri Walawender
Blue Ridge School
Cashiers, NC 28717

The Youth Theater gratefully acknowledges our sponsors:

Spring 2015:  Spotlight on 2 One-Act Plays

Fall 2016:  Masters Class, Paul  Taylor Dance

Frog and the Prince

Spring 2014:  Little Women

Spring 2013:  John Lennon & Me

Summer 2018: Free To Be You & Me

Spring 2010:  One Act Play Festival, Snow White

Ghostly Slumber Party