Here at Countryside High Theatre, we take pride in our study of various acting methods and technical skills. Our classes have the freedom to explore different areas of expertise within the theater, and learn by getting hands-on with acting exercises and the technical equipment at our disposal. Want to take it a step further? Consider joining our fantastic Theatre Club! As a member, you'll be updated with news on upcoming events within our area, invited to our club's activities and special events, and also have the opportunity to audition for real on-stage productions and delve deeper into the world of theatre. Whether you're an energized actor, an aspiring director, or a valuable crew member, Countryside High Theatre is a place for everyone.
Mr. Gabe Saienni is so excited to be the theatre director at Countryside High! He is a graduate of The University of Tampa where he obtained a degree in Musical Theatre. He began his career teaching theatre in Charlotte, NC before moving back to FL in 2018. Before teaching he performed at numerous professional theater venues including CPCC Summer Theatre, Busch Gardens Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, and StageWorks. He is so proud of the work his students have done over the past two years and looks forward to sharing his experiences to help foster and grow CHS theatre for many years to come!
2010 - present
2010 - present
ITS/ THEATRE CLUB BOARD
My name is Sebastian Ragosta, I'm honored to be the president of troupe 900. As president, I hope to uphold the aims and ideals of the troupe creating a positive, safe environment where everybody can feel welcome, because I love this troupe and want to work with everybody to make it better. Let's have a great year!
Hello, my name is Riley and I am one of the Vice Presidents. I am so excited for the line of events and opportunities we have coming into the 2023-2024 year. When I was new to Troupe 900, I was welcomed with so much love. My senior year, I want to reciprocate that love to everyone - new and returning members. I can’t wait, I already know this year is going to be a blast! See you soon!!!
Hi! I’m Sarah Venable, a returning Vice President of Troupe 900. I’m a senior looking forward to my 4th and final year at Countryside High. As VP I organize events like Coffee House, take over the duties of the President when needed, and help out just about everywhere. I love my troupe and everyone in it and am so excited for this new year!
Hi! I’m Zay if you don’t already know me, and I’m a senior! I’m the secretary this year and my job is to manage board meetings, and help plan a majority of things including theatre club. I look forward to meeting all the new members, and getting to work with our current members again!
Hello! My name is Ayden, and I’m this years boot camp. I am so excited to invite new members into our troupe, as well as work with our previously inducted for the betterment of the troupe 900 experience!
¡Holá! My name is Jt, I’m the booster liaison for 2022-2023 school year!! I’ll be in contact with the parents of troupe 900 for what is need with volunteers and other behind the scenes work. Can’t wait to meet all the new talented new comers and just this school year to start!
Hello, I’m Chloe, I’m a sophomore and I’m thrilled to be the webmaster for Troupe 900!! It's my job to maintain the website for Countryside High Theatre, and make sure everyone receives accurate and up-to-date information. I cant wait to talk to everyone, and I look forward to helping my fellow board members make lasting and positive change. I can't wait to make this year amazing for everyone!
Jade "JT" Thomas
Hey y’all I’m Jt, I’m going to be a junior this year its gonna be my third year with troupe 900 I will be one of the social media queens also know as Publicist this year, my screen time online is actually ridiculous and I cannot wait to spend part of my screen time on Cside theatres platforms I’m so excited to get our social media up and running with valuable information. AHHGAH I cannot wait to meet you all :)
Hey, I'm Fin. I'm one of Troup 900s publicists. I'm so excited to get to help share what this Troup has to offer by putting our hard work out into the digital and physical world! I'm so proud to be on the board with all these dedicated and talented people! I'll see yall later <3<3
New/ Future Members Coordinator
My name is Shelby Wilson, I’ll be this years New Members Coordinator. I’m excited to be apart of the board and help us expand our theater family to even more people at Countryside.