An Award Winning Theatre Program


Empire High Theatre Department has been producing shows since 2006 and has built a reputation of being the #1 theatre program in Southern Arizona. They were invited to be the featured Mainstage show at the Arizona State Thespian Festival for their production of TRAP by Stephen Gregg in 2019.  They also have won a number of awards at the regional, state, and national levels including several one-act championships. 

 The professionalism of director Richard Gremel, cast, and tech crew are the driving force of Empire’s award-winning shows. Empire’s theatre department thanks all of its supporters who have allowed for the department to create shows well beyond the high school level. Students have the choice of taking drama classes and/or classes in technical theatre- being involved with the production phases on and off stage. With an array of talent present in every show, all are welcome and encouraged to attend a show put on by your Southern Arizona champs.