Mrs. Harrison received a BA with a concentration in Theatre and a MA in Teaching, both 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 is also the Co Founder of The Epic Waters Theatre Festival. She is the Director of Wylie HS Theatre and currently teaches Theatre I, Adv Theatre I and both advanced production classes - Black Box and Main Stage.
Wylie High School Theatre
Polly Harrison, Director of Theatre
Nora Gothard, Technical Theatre Director
Mrs. James graduated with a BS 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 serves as Assistant Director of Wylie High Theatre and currently teaches Theatre II/ III/IV and Tech Theatre I.
Shelly James, Asst Theatre Director
Ms. Gothard has been a theatre educator in the state of Texas for 23 years. She began her professional theatre career as a lighting technician at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. She later worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida as a light and sound tech before returning to Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University where she earned her BFA in Theatre Education. In 2020 she earned her MA in Theatre Education from the University of Houston. Ms. Gothard is the Technical Director and currently teaches Tech Theatre I, Tech Theatre II/III/IV and Adv Tech Theatre III/IV. In her spare time she serves Texas Thespians as the vendor exhibitor chair.
Oct. 6th and 8th - The 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow
Nov. 12th - A Trip to the Moon
by Tracy Wells
Directed by Wylie Theatre Senior Students
Jan. 19th-21st - The Addams Family
Book: Marshall Brickman
Book: Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
Feb. 23rd - UIL OAP
The Ballad of Maria Marten
by Beth Flintoff
April 13th and 14th - JV OAP
You on the Moors Now
by Jaclyn Backhaus
May 4th and 5th - Improv Show