westlake theatre

SDOAP program A
16-17 season

welcome to whs theatre

We serve to promote and foster interest of the performing arts in the Westlake High School community. Westlake Theatre welcomes students interested in acting, production, design, and any other aspect of the theatrical arts. Our performances are in the WHS Black Box Theatre.

Westlake theater students prepare for performance in Edinburgh
Conor O'Bryon, May 24, 2017 Westlake Picayune

This summer, 15 Westlake High School theater students will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform at the American High School Theatre Festival, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Theater director Meredith Yanchak, tech theater teacher David Tolin and a parent chaperone will accompany the students on the trip will be from July 29 to Aug. 11. The group will first spend a few days in London, sightseeing and also attending a show in the West End. Following that, they will head to Edinburgh and the festival. They will perform four shows on four different days. (to continue . ..)


westlake picayune 5/25/17


Thank you all for auditioning for the 2017-2018 Westlake Improv Troupe
and for the intelligent, witty, and honest captain interviews.

We are excited to announce the 2017-2018 troupe!

Also, farewell and good show to all our graduating seniors!

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whs theatre summer camp

Tuesday - Friday (so much fun we added a day this year!)
May 30th - June 2nd

Full Day Session: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(non-refundable $200 if you register by May 16, 2017; $225 late registration)

Camp will be held at Westlake High School NGC Black Box.
Campers will participate in a camp performance
on Friday June 2, 2017 at 4 pm

Please send your completed registration form and
payment by Tuesday, May 16th to:

Westlake High School
Attn: Meredith Yanchak, Theater Dept
4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746

For more information, see our registration form.

theatre camp 2017

12 may 17 banquet
Join us Friday, 12 May 2017 for
the Westlake Theatre Banquet

Westlake Presbyterian
7127 Bee Cave Rd
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person 
(except Graduating seniors )

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/k4zfj9a

banquet 2017

May 4 & 5 at 6:30 pm
May 6 at 2 pm & 6:30 pm

Black Box Theatre . WHS NGC

Box office: Open 1/2 hour before shows
Tickets: $5 students // $10 adults

directors chair

join us!

Saturday . April 8th . 7:00 pm

WHS Black Box Theatre

4/8/17 theatre showcase + wit show


TEC & Theatre Students head to State UIL Theatrical Design Contest!

WHS TEC and Theatre students entered their work in the UIL Theatrical Design contest which recognizes achievement in various design areas: costumes, hair and makeup, set, and marketing. The prompt was to redesign and reimagine Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" for a millennial audience.

Congratulations to the following students who have earned exemplary ratings. This takes them to the State round of judging at RRISD Performing Arts Center!

Morgan Wendlandt - Costume Design


Amelia Jochem - Set Design


one-act play district tournament
hosted at WHS PAC

The cast and crew of Westlake's UIL One Act Play,
"Bob: A Life in Five Acts" performed at our district contest.
Many thanks to our TEC site crew and the PAC staff!

Our cast and crew garnered the following awards:

Outstanding Technician: Miriam Murr (sound)
Honorable Mention All Star Cast:
Holden Pizzolato (Gunther/Tony/Ensemble)
All Star Cast: Cal Ussery (Bob)

FINAL PERFORMANCE: Monday, March 27th at 3:25 pm in the PAC

WHS UIL 2017

save the date


enjoy sips, sweets & jewels

March 28th | 6 pm - 8 pm

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Kendra Scott South Congess
1400 S Congress Ave, Suite #A170

20% of the proceeds benefit
Westlake High School Theatre



ahstf updates

A new Scotland update has been posted 3/24/2017. Updates to the information and time sensitive information are marked in purple.To find out trip information, you can click on the link in our menu bar from any page on our site or you can click HERE.

Please check back frequently.


UIL preview performance


written by: Peter Sin Nachtrieb

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Westlake High School PAC


BOB poster

Westlake drama students
stage 12-Hour Play Festival

westlake picayune Photo by: Suzanne Majors Davis

12-hr play festival

1st annual . 12-hour play festiva

In the span of 12 hours, they brainstormed, wrote, rehearsed, and performed (starting at 6pm) six 10-minute plays in the WHS Black Box Theatre.

Teams raisied funds for theatre students to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival through pledges for their work on the 12-Hr Play Festival.


Saturday . FEBRUARY 18
at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

.. click the image to see the video ..

12-hr play festival video


thank you

Hooray! Our project was fully funded. Thank you to
everyone who donated to help us go to Scotland!

Click here to go to our project


westlake theatre ad sales program

The Westlake High School Theatre department is currently selling advertising for its 2016-2017 performance programs.

The programs will be distributed at the performances of the Theatre department throughout the school year.

The Westlake Theatre Department draws large audiences at their performances which will include 7 performances for a total of 14 shows during the 2016-2017 school year.

Fifty percent of the ad sale proceeds are credited to the theatre student to be used for theatre expenses and activities. The other fifty percent pays for the costs of printing the programs.

your ad here

ad sales pdfs

WHS Theatre Ad Sales Program

Ad Sales Questions

Eanes ISD Advertising Guidelines

BIG THANKS to Kristie Harris!

Here's the link to our Artist Shop on Treadless:

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theatre help

Volunteer to help with concessions (thanks to everyone who helped!)
Help fundraise to send our kids to Scotland to perform at Fringe Fest
Become a Patron - see the link below
Provide food and/or drinks for Tech week for a production
Host a cast party after a production run
Help with a cast party or the theatre banquet
Pick up show t-shirts at the printer
Run errands // on-call parent for last minute show needs
Help sew costumes (not from scratch) - maybe even a few sewing tips?
Submit photographs (& video when royalty free show) for web site
Mark you calendars and come enjoy the shows!
Donate supplies on our wish list

Couldn't make it to parent night? Check out the handouts.

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honor a speical actor

Celebrate your favorite student actor, teacher or administrator — past or present or future — by joining the Westlake High School Theatre Circle of Donors Honor Wall! Honor Circles are a great way to recognize your student, support the WHS theatre community, and make great holiday gifts from parents, grandparents, siblings or friends! Your Honor Circle purchase will help renovate the entrance to the WHS Black Box Theatre and support the WHS Theatre performance at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland—the world's largest performing arts festival! Honor Circles can be personalized with two lines of 24 letters/spaces each and are available in four sizes, for as little as $100. Download your order form or you can contact Meredith Yanchak at myanchak@eanesisd.net.

2016 - 2107 WHS Theatre Circle of Patrons

Don & Annie Ashton, Melinda & Bill Barber, Adam & Kristy Battani,
Katie & Paul Carmona, Gary Fagelman & Dianne Doggett,
Kristie & John Harris, Ann Hegarty & Holden Pizzolato,
John & Suzanne Rosato and Kimberly & Franz Weller,
Cavitt & Linda Wendlandt, Your Name Here :)

Would you like to be a WHS Theatre Circle Patron?
Honor Circle/Patron contributions are tax deductible.

circle of patrons

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