DIRECTOR - Ms. Leigh Shelton
I am a graduate of Texas State University, where I earned my BFA in Theatre Performance and Production, with concentration in Playwriting and Directing. After graduation, I was an active on-stage member of the Wimberley Players, and also served some time on the board of directors. This is my second year at RHS, and I could not be more blessed to call our theater my second home. I have a spunky toddler, Ruby, am expecting a baby boy in the beginning of June, and have a fabulously supportive husband, Jarrod.
Technical Theatre Teacher - Scott Kirkham
I am excited to join the RISD community. I previously taught Stage Craft at Brookhaven College. I am a graduate of Texas A&M University (Theatre Arts) and did my graduate work at Florida State University’s School of Theatre. I have worked in the DFW professional theatre community for the last 20 years before coming to Rockwall High School. I am a father of two, husband to one and human to four rescue dogs.
Theatre Arts Classes at Rockwall High School:
- Theatre Arts IA
- Theatre Arts I
- Theatre Arts II-IV
- Advanced Theatre Production – “Spotlight Productions”
- Technical Theatre I
- Technical Theatre II-IV
- 2016 – Rockwall Theatre Arts wins Award
Rockwall Theatre Arts entered in the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Awards for their productions of The Addams Family and Spamalot. At the awards show last night, Rockwall won in the category of Best Costume Design. The costumes were designed to look ghostly, as per Addams Family style. The award was accepted by sophomore Summer Fathke, who played Addams Founding Father in the production. This is the first DSMHSM award for director Matt Mitchell and assistant director Leigh Shelton after receiving nominations four years in row.
- 2014 – Ambassador’s Award – Carolina Sears (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) – Dallas Summer Musical School Musical Theatre Awards
- 2014 – All Star Cast – Drew Mitchell, Libby Tolle (The Insanity of Mary Girard) – UIL Area II Contest
- 2014 – Tech Award – Robbie Castillo (The Insanity of Mary Girard) – UIL Area II Contest
- 2014 – 3 Awards Nominations in Choeography, Scenic Design, Orchestra – Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theatre Arts (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
- 2014 – Technical Award – Paige Megyesi (The Insanity of Mary Girard) – District 12-5A Contest
- 2014 – All Star Cast – Shannon White (The Insanity of Mary Girard) – District 12-5A Contest
- 2014 – Best Actress – Libby Tolle (The Insanity of Mary Girard) – District 12-5A Contest