A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts



Alexandra Critchett

The Theatre Department at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts provides students with the comprehensive theatre arts studies and practical experiences necessary to enter prestigious university or conservatory theatre programs, professional arts industries, as well as establish a life-long love for the arts. We believe that theatre has the unique power to highlight the human connection. As a faculty, we are committed to our students’ holistic development throughout their four years with us. Based upon a track system, students choose to focus their studies on Acting, Musical Theatre, or Technical Theatre. DSOA Theatre annually produces both a play and a musical in the mainstage theatre as well as a play and musical in the Black Box Theatre, in addition to several student showcases.

Theatre Faculty:

Michelle Petrucci, Dean of Theatre

The Boston Conservatory 

BFA Musical Theatre

Charles Swan 

Lamar University 

MA Education Leadership

Sam Houston State College

BFA Musical Theatre

Nathaniel Rayman 

Evergreen State College

BA Scenic Production

Kristina Leljedal

University of Florida 

MFA Acting

Pennsylvania State University 

BA Theatre

Savannah Whetsell

Fordham University 

BA Theatre

Penny Williams, Artist in Residence

Northwood University 

BA Fashion Design and Merchandising