Wylie High School Theatre

Mrs. James graduated with a B.S. in Child Development from Texas Women's University. In 1997, Mrs. James helped found the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company where she performed, directed, and produced shows in the community for over 2 decades. Mrs. James is in her third year serving as Assistant Director of Wylie High Theatre. She teaches Theatre I, Advanced Theatre I and Technical Theatre I classes.

shelly.james@wylieisd.net

Randy Lewandowski, Technical Theatre Director

 Polly Harrison, Director of Theatre

Our Directors

Shelly James, Asst 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. 


polly.harrison@wylieisd.net

2019- 2020 

Season


Mr. Lewandowski received 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 Technical Theatre I, II, III and IV.


randy.lewandowski@wylieisd.net



Sat, Sept. 20th

Fine Arts Future Pirate Night



Thurs and Sat, Oct. 17 and 19, 7pm

The Last Lifeboat



Tues, Nov. 12th

Senior Directed Productions 



Thurs - Sat, Nov. 21 - 23

Texas State Thespian Convention



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

Improv Show



Thurs, Fri & Sat, Jan. 23 - 25, 7pm  

(addt'l show at 2pm on Sat)

The Music Man



Thurs, Feb. 27, 7pm

Anatomies



​Sat, Feb. 29

WISD Celebrate the Arts



Thurs - Sat, April 16 - 18, 7pm
The Amish Project


Tues, April 27 and 28 

Advanced Theatre Auditions



Weds and Thurs, May 6 and 7, 7pm

Improv Show



Fri, May 8
Theatre Arts Banquet



Tues, May 12, 6pm

International Thespian Society Induction



​​Fri, May 15
Schmidt and Jones Musical Theatre Awards