Washburn Rural High School Theatre

Connie McGinnis

Director, Technical Director

Years of experience: 27


  • B.S.E. in Theatre/Speech, English
  • M.A. in Theatre

Our Department

Robert Owens

Technical Director, Scenic Design, Director

Years of experience: 24


  • B.S.E. in Theatre/Speech
  • M.A. in Special Education

Our Staff


Theatre helps students to build skills for future careers in nearly any field. Check out our alumni who have pursued professional careers in theatre.                      

Linnea Hoyos

Costume Supervisor, Show Art Designer

Years of experience: 14

Expertise: Graphic design, costume design and construction, scenic painting

WaRu Theatre strives to serve students of all backgrounds, abilities, and orientations by providing a range of training and hands-on experiences that encourage growth of skills and formation of personal connections. We aim to prepare motivated students for further study and employment in theatrical industries, and to provide opportunities where students of multiple interests can flourish.


We have re-designed the structuring and content of our courses. Visit our Courses page to view our curriculum pathway and course descriptions.                       

Maeghan Bishop

Director of Theatre

Years of experience: 10


  • B.A. in Theatre/Speech, English
  • M.A. in Theatre Education


We produce 4 plays and musicals during the course of each school year. View our Season page and individual show pages for more information.                   

Our Mission


Many individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community have been generous in their support of our program.