Creative Collaboration

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A Rowland Hall Middle School student performs in a school play.
In a Grove
A group of Rowland Hall high school students perform in their theater production of She Kills Monsters.


…can be a gateway into dialogue on the new, challenging questions young students confront on personal, community, and global levels.

Our December 2019 production of Peter and the Starcatcher.

At Rowland Hall, theatre is a magical and powerful art form. Experiences in class and on stage charge students’ imaginations and challenge their belief systems. Theatre Teacher and Technical Designer Matt Sincell guides middle and upper schoolers in finding their own artistic voices, and provides a platform for complex social-emotional learning.

Under Mr. Sincell’s direction, students present two major shows per year: a fall production for upper schoolers only, and a spring production for both middle and upper schoolers. Classes, meanwhile, focus on generating excitement around all the disciplines of theatre: acting, singing, dancing, stage management, lighting, sound, set, costumes, and directing.

Mr. Sincell also hosts guest artists, collaborates with other educational institutions such as the University of Utah, and keeps middle and upper schoolers connected to the Salt Lake City community theatre scene—including helping interested students find internships with professional theaters.

Matt Sincell
Theatre Teacher and Technical Designerget to know Matt


Rowland Hall offers theatre courses in grades six through twelve.

Middle School Courses

  • Foundations of Theatre
  • Twelve-Week Theatre
  • Six-Week Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Rag and Bone Theatre Ensemble

Upper School Courses

  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Production
  • Musical Theatre


Fall 2019

Peter and the Starcatcher poster detail

Peter and the Starcatcher

Upper and middle schoolers dazzled in this fun riff on the story of Peter Pan, rich in antic humor and theatrical innovation. As a Broadway play, Peter won a staggering nine Tony Awards in 2012. Watch a preview of Rowland Hall's production on Facebook.

Spring 2019

Imagining Alice

Middle and upper school actors, dancers, musicians, and visual artists derived an absurd, whimsical, haunting, and comedic version of Alice in Wonderland. The April 2019 production featured large-scale murals, traveling props, a costume menagerie, every style of dance, and integrated orchestral, vocal, and jazz music.

Theatre Stories in Fine Print Magazine

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