Act well your part; there all the honor lies
WHS Theatre Program

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WHS Theatre History

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Theatre Director

Carolyn "CJ" Hindman

About Us

About WHS Theatre

The Westview High School Theatre program originated in the fall of 1994. Westview was the fourth high school to be built in the Beaverton School District, and we are now one of the largest high schools in Oregon. In developing our theatre department, we wanted our program to be different, innovative and provocative while still encompassing many of the traditional elements that have been so successful in the Beaverton School District.

We’ve worked to establish many traditions and a particular “culture” in our theatre program. Because our school is so large, it became obvious that our season would have to include many opportunities so more students could participate. Our season is produced almost entirely extra-curricularly.

Every year our season consists of six productions. We always open with a children’s show in October, followed by our fall production in November. We perform a variety show in late January as a benefit for the Cascade AIDS Project, a local foundation. The musical, a yearly extravaganza, takes place the first and second weeks in March, followed by our spring show at the end of April. Concluding each year is our annual student directed One-Act Play Festival.

Along with our school activities, Westview high school has an extremely active Thespian troupe. Our charter was granted our first year and we have been inducting an average of 25 Thespians each year. Oregon Thespians are very active. The Oregon Thespians sponsor three different events throughout the year. We always attend each event–the Improvisation Festival, the Regional Acting Competition and the State Thespian Conference.

Westview has had many students elected to serve as members of the Oregon State Thespian Board and our Director, Carolyn “CJ” Hindman, served on the board for many years and was then elected Chapter Director of Oregon Thespians. She served as the Director from 2003-2011. We routinely have students place at our state acting events and we’ve had many shows selected as a Mainstage Showcase Production at the State Thespian Conference. As a group we take many trips. Each summer we travel to the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska, competing in Individual Events, seeing shows, attending workshops, auditioning and enjoying the other 3,000 Thespians from around the country who attend.

Our program is well respected in our school and surrounding community. We have worked hard to develop a reputation of excellence.