Wylie High School Theatre

 Polly Harrison, Director of Theatre

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 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.


Randy Lewandowski, Technical Theatre Director

Our Directors

Shelly James, Asst Theatre Director

2019- 2020 


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 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.


Sat, Sept. 20th

Fine Arts Future Pirate Night

Thurs and Sat, Oct. 17 and 19, 7pm

The Last Lifeboat

Thurs, Nov. 14

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


​Sat, Feb. 29

WISD Celebrate the Arts

Tues, March 10 - Fri, March 13

Wylie Theatre to Los Angeles

Thurs - Sat, April 2-4, 7pm
Black Box Show

Tues, April 14 and 15

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


Weds and Thurs, May 8 and 9, 7pm 

Improv Show

Weds and Thurs, May 8 and 9, 7pm 

Improv Show