Theatre Arts

Elena Navarrette (‘03) teaches drama and produces plays for Panther Playhouse – this includes a fall drama or comedy and a spring musical. Her enthusiasm, passion and commitment to theater arts education at San Joaquin Memorial has created a high level of student interest providing a necessary foundation to build a viable, stable and dynamic theater arts program.

Ms. Navarrette’s background includes a Master’s in Education, stage managing for the California Opera Association and two years venturing the Central Valley with Theatre For Young Audiences, a children’s theater company developed through CSU Fresno’s Theater Arts department, in which the company performs for underprivileged and impoverished communities.

Each year Ms. Navarrette loves working with young San Joaquin Memorial thespians and designers on the very stage and classroom she once performed during her own years at San Joaquin Memorial.