• 2024-2025 Free State Theatre Season

    Black Box Theatre Festival (September 21-22)

    Fall Improv Performance (October 29)

    Musical: Footloose (November 7-9)

    Free State Live (December 5-6)

    Winter Improv Performance (December 13)

    Kansas Thespian Festival Showcase (January 7)

    Winter Play: You Can’t Take It With You (February 6-8)

    Valentine's Improv Performance (February 13)

    Spring Black Box Theatre Festival (March 27-29)

    Spring Play: The Tempest (April 24-26)

    Spring Improv Performance (May 2)


    All performances begin at 7:00 PM—doors open at 6:30 PM.

    Tickets available at the door: $5 for students / $7 for adults.  Improv Performance admittance by suggested donation.


  • FSHS Theatre Troupe 5773 Handbook 2023-2024

    The FSHS Theatre Troupe 5773 Handbook includes helpful information for students and parents/guardians regarding how to get involved in any/all things FSHS Theatre.

    Information regarding the process and expectations for joining Drama Club, a Production Team, Technician Crew, and/or cast for a production is provided—including important audition information.

    The handbook can also be referenced for information regarding Black Box Theatre & Film Festival, the Free State Improv team, and Free State Live—as well as general Kansas Thespian Festival and International Thespian Society information. 



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For information please contact:

Mr. Jones | bryce.jones@usd497.org

  • We are currently accepting donations and business advertisements to include in our production programs to aid our season's production/licensing costs, as well as to help students attend and perform at the Kansas and International Thespian Festivals.  

    Please utilize the following link for more information and to help our troupe's students: Donation Link.

Currently in production:

  • Earnest

Mission Statement
  • 2023-2024 Drama Club Officers

    Drama Club Officers

    (L-R) Cella Allison (Co-President), Lindsey Landholm (Public Relations Chair & Troupe Historian), Rowan Banker (Co-President), Ava Rivera (Advocacy & Points Chair), Ashtyn Ortiz (Secretary), Natalie Riley (Treasurer & Fundraising Chair), Becca Craft (Community Outreach Chair)

FSHS Theatre
  • Honors & Awards


    2024 Blue Star Awards

    Sophomore Rising Star Scholarship: Ebi Hegeman

    2024 Blue Star Nominations

    Outstanding Costume Design: Cella Allison for Bright Star

    Outstanding Lighting Design: Piper Northrop for Bright Star

    Outstanding Scenic Design: Nathan Friedman & Rowan Banker for Bright Star

    Outstanding Performer in a Featured Role: Joy Malin for Bright Star

    Sophomore Rising Star Scholarship: Ebi Hegeman

    Outstanding Orchestra: Free State for Bright Star

    Outstanding Ensemble: Free State for Bright Star

    2024 Kansas Thespian Festival

    Kansas Thespian Festival Competitive Improv Champions

    Gold Honor Troupe

    2023 Kansas Thespian Festival

    Kansas Thespian Festival Competitive Improv Champions

    Thespy Showcase: Marcella Allison (Monologue)

    Gold Honor Troupe

  • Recent FSHS Theatre Productions

    Earnest  Lockerbie


    BBTF meow

    HW 2  Midsummer