The theatre department at Kempner High School fosters a supportive and creative culture of live performance by providing students chances to explore and create theatrical experiences, on and off the stage. Our program offers several theatre classes throughout the school day, an increasing number of after-school opportunities, and is home to the Catwalk Theatrical Company and Thespian Troupe 4385. If you are a current or incoming student, we encourage you to get involved! No experience necessary, you do not have to be currently enrolled in a theatre class (although it is strongly encouraged, and all are welcome! Contact either Mr. Ramirez or Ms. Smith in the theatre rooms (604 and 605) if you are interested!


  • Advanced Theatre I (By audition or teacher recommendation only)
  • Theatre I-IV
  • Technical Theatre I-III


  • 2 Mainstage Fall Plays1 Mainstage Spring Musical
  • UIL One-Act Play Competition
  • Membership and participation in Catwalk Theatrical Company
  • Induction and participation in Thespian Troupe 4385
  • Participation in the Jerry Baber Theatre Awards
  • Dancing With The Staff Fundraiser
  • Texas Thespian State Festival
  • International Thespian Festival
  • Student Directed One-Act Plays (Most years)