Welcome to Academy Theatre 2023-2024!

Greetings! My name is Shirley Mack-Bell. I am honored to serve as the theatre teacher at the Academy for a sixth year. As a theatre educator, I strive to build a theatre program where students demonstrate an appreciation for the performing arts - while being mindful of social skills that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.
After 28 years as an IT Consultant at the State Department of Education, I retired to continue my education. I earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre from the University of South Carolina and a Master's of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina.  During my leisure time, I enjoy sitting on the porch while reading a book, playing with my dog Barney, gardening, attending or participating in theatrical productions, or jumping in my vehicle for a solo road trip.
During the 2023 - 2024 school year, the theatre students will engage in the following units:
  • 6th Grade Quarter
    • Movement
    • Voice
    • Puppetry
    • Reader's Theatre
    • Quarter Showcase
  • 7th Grade Semester (Blended Learning)
    • Voiceover Acting
    • Foley Artist
    • Radio Theatre
    • Silent Movie
    • Green Screen
  • 8th Grade Semester
    • Playwriting
    • Set Design
    • Costume Design
    • Makeup Design
    • Light Design
    • Sound Design
  • 7th and 8th Grade V-PAC Year-long
    • Dessert Cabaret
    • Veterans Day Program
    • Hispanic Heritage Program
    • Black History Program
    • Laban Movement Techniques
    • Uta Hagen Acting Techniques
    • Winter Showcase
    • Monologues
    • Duet Scenes
    • Technical Theatre
    • Middle School Theatre Festival Competition
    • Spring Performance
    • District Theatre and Dance Showcase



Dessert Cabaret (Oct 26)
Veterans Day Program (Nov 10)
Theatre Winter Showcase (Dec 14)

Office Hours

3:40 - 4:00




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