Back à Dos Theater

International High School prides itself on producing exciting, challenging, high-quality theater productions. It also prides itself on the student leadership, collaborative spirit, and strong community found in Back à Dos, the after-school performing arts program. Back à Dos produces at least three major shows each year: a full-length fall play, a spring musical, and student-directed one acts. In addition to performing, students involved in Back à Dos support the program through helping with sets, props, costumes, lights, sound, publicity, and stage management. 

Students in both the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate tracks can also study theater in the classroom for all four years at International High School. In classes, students develop skills in performance technique (movement, voice, improvisation, scene study) and explore stagecraft, design, writing, and directing. They study major theater practitioners (such as Stanislavsky, Brecht, LeCoq, Artaud, Boal) and delve into international theater traditions. Students work with visiting artists, perform for the school community, and take field trips to see local productions. Upper level classes culminate in compelling individual projects, in which students take the lead in directing, designing, and producing. 

Arts Calendar
  • November 2018
    • ThuNov08 HS Fall Play 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • FriNov09 HS Fall Play 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • SatNov10 HS Fall Play 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • ThuNov15 HS Fall Play 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • FriNov16 HS Fall Play 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMArts Pavilion
    • SatNov17 HS Fall Play 2:00 PM to 4:00 PMArts Pavilion
  • December 2018
    • FriDec07 HS IB Theater Performance 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • FriDec07 HS Winter Concert 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • MonDec17 MS Back à Dos Performance 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMArts Pavilion
    • TueDec18 MS Back à Dos Performance 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMArts Pavilion
  • January 2019
    • ThuJan31 HS One Act Play Festival 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMArts Pavilion
  • February 2019
    • FriFeb01 HS One Act Play Festival 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMArts Pavilion

International High School

150 Oak Street

San Francisco, CA 94102-5912

Phone: 415.558.2000

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An independent Pre-K through 12th grade co-educational day school in the heart of San Francisco. The school delivers a rigorous bilingual (French/English) immersion program through middle school, culminating in either French Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate program in its International High School.

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