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Theater, Speech, and Debate

Drama, Speech, and Debate at Saint Mary's Hall

The ability to connect with others through the spoken word, facial expressions, and body language is developed in drama, speech, and debate.

The end-goal is to gain poise and confidence by participating in top-notch stage productions, speaking opportunities and competitions, and a multitude of performance opportunities at every Form level.

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Renowned Faculty

Our faculty is able to lead students on an artistic journey because they are artists and professionals themselves, having worked as:

  • Actors
  • Experienced Speech Competitors and Winners
  • Professional Set and Lighting Designers
  • Technical Directors

2016-2017 Key Awards

  • 2016 Speech School of Excellence (NSDA) (Top 20)
  • 2016 Act III Finalist (NIETOC) (Top 4)
  • 2016 Perfect Performance Award (NIETOC)
  • 2016 2nd Place Sweepstakes (ETOC)
  • 2016 Student of the Year (NSDA)
  • 1 National Runner Up - Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking (NSDA)
  • 10 National Tournament Qualifiers
  • 11 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions Qualifiers
  • 5 Extemporaneous Speaking Tournament of Champions Qualifiers
  • 22 Texas Forensic Association State Tournament Qualifiers
  • Top 3 at the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament for the past 3 years.

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