Holliston High School
Intro to Theatre, Theatre Workshop, Performance for the Here & Now, Directors Workshop, Stagecraft & Design, Cinematography & Presentation Skills
Mr. Hickey has been teaching for 22 years and has multiple professional and
non-professional years in the theatre industry. While doing some
professional acting in his early twenties he started substitute teaching
during the day to fill his time. A small private school asked him to direct
a show in the afternoon with some of their students. This experience
brought Mr. Hickey back to school to complete his masters in teaching. Since
then he has also recieved a Masters in Educational Leadership while teaching
and directing theatre from elementary to high school students and every so
often he is doing some performing himself.
Some of Mr. Hickey's favorite theatre credits include: Henry Ford
in "Ragtime", Stephen/Jesus in "Godspell", Seymour in "Little Shop of
Horrors" and Bobby in "A Chorus Line".
The Theatre Arts program at Holliston High School presents an opportunity for
the student of the theatre, as well as the novice, to learn and appreciate
the elements of theatre as both a performer and as a supporter of the art.
Students will investigate theatre through experiences in performance,
evaluation, study and theatre exercises. The students will develop their
emotional and sensory awareness and better appreciate the commitment and
discipline necessary for the expression of this art form. Students will be
continuously challenged to participate as active learners and critical
thinkers, while being prepared to realize their maximum potential as
contributing members of the community.
Theatre 370, the extra curricular drama program also produces four main stage
productions each year including a fall musical, a state festival play
(student-scripted), student and alumni directed one acts, and a spring play.
The mission of Theatre 370 is to provide professional quality output for the
learning and advancement of high school theatre arts.
“The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything—gestures,
sounds, words, screams, light, darkness—rediscovers itself at precisely the
point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations....To
break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge
-James A. Froude English historian