THEATRE 308 is a collaborative effort between Darien High School students and faculty to produce two mainstage theatrical performances each year and several student-directed one-act plays in the spring. While participating in Theatre 308, students work on all levels of the dramatic and technical aspects of theatre and receive an invaluable education in the arts.
Since its establishment in the 1970s, Theatre 308 has been an integral part of the Darien High School community. Theatre 308’s name originates from when the company entered drama competitions on state and national levels. During this time, the club was part of the National Thespians’ 308th Sector, prompting the current name of DHS’s well-known theatre program.
With an emphasis on educating and shaping inventive, reflective, and compassionate theatre artists, Theatre 308 provides an artistic playground for DHS students, empowering them to develop their own unique artistic identities through direct collaboration, a strong sense of community, and exposure to both contemporary and classic dramatic texts.