Shelly James, Asst Theatre Director

Mrs. James graduated with a B.S. in Child Development from Texas Women's University. This is her 3rd year teaching here in Wylie ISD. In 1997, Mrs. James helped found the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company where she has been performing, directing, and producing shows in the community for over 2 decades. Mrs. James is in her second year serving as Assistant Director of Wylie High Theatre. She teaches Theatre I, Advanced Theatre I, and Black Box Production Classes.

 Polly Harrison, Director of Theatre

2018 - 2019 

Production Season

Our Directors

Wylie High School Theatre

Randy Lewandowski, Technical Theatre Director

Mrs. Harrison is a Theatre Arts Director with a Master’s degree from Austin College in Sherman, TX. She has taught in Plano ISD and McKinney ISD eventually serving as McKinney HS Theatre Director/District Coordinator of Theatre Arts for MISD. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Harrison’s resume also reflects professional and community directing/acting roles where she continues to work throughout the year. Mrs. Harrison teaches Theatre II, Theatre III/IV and both advanced production classes, Black Box and Main Stage.

Mr. Lewandowski has his bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College. While teaching in Houston high schools, he was recognized by Houston’s Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) Awards where he and/or his students were nominated for Best Direction for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2005) and as Best Scenic Design in Gershwin’s Crazy for You (2006). While teaching at Wylie, the Dallas Summer Musical Theatre Awards recognized the production of Hairspray (2015) where the cast and crew were one of eight (of the 57 schools) competing to receive a nomination for Best Musical as well as Best Scenic Design. Most recently our Tech Dept was honored to receive the Excellence in Scene Design Award by The Schmidt and Jones Awards sponsored by Lyric Stage for our production of Peter Pan (2017).  This year Mr. Lewandowski teaches all of our Technical Theatre courses.

Sat, Sept. 22nd

Theatre Day

Fri, Oct. 19th

Theatre Enrichment Day

Thurs and Sat, Oct. 18 and 20, 7pm

Peter and the Starcatcher

Fri, Nov. 9

Senior Directed Productions 

Thurs - Sat, Nov. 15 - 17

Texas State Thespian Convention

Thurs and Fri, Dec. 6 and 7, 7pm

Improv Show

Thurs, Fri & Sat, Jan. 17 - 19, 7pm  

(addt'l show at 2pm on Sat)

Disney's Newsies

Thurs, Feb. 28, 7pm

UIL OAP - The Book of Will

​Sat, March 23

WISD Celebrate the Arts

Thurs - Sat, April 11 - 13, 7pm
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Mon, April 15

Advanced Theatre Auditions

Weds and Thurs, May 8 and 9, 7pm

Improv Show

Fri, May 10
Theatre Arts Banquet

Tues, May 14, 5:30pm

International Thespian Society Induction

Weds, May 15, 7pm
Theatre Showoff

June 21 - 25

Arts For Autism, Gershwin Theatre, NYC


Weds and Thurs, May 8 and 9, 7pm 

Improv Show

Weds and Thurs, May 8 and 9, 7pm 

Improv Show