Carl Hayden High School is located in a community where 80% of our students live at or below the poverty level. But despite being disadvantaged economically, our theatre program is all about giving back to the community! For the last five years the Carl Hayden Cookie Company has performed for the local grade school students for free. Thus far, over 8,000 students have enjoyed a live theatre performance and cookies afterwards!
Our theatre department also has written, performed and toured several shows that deal with issues pertinent to the community in which we live. We have created shows that deal with issues such as immigration, violence, teen pregnancy, and the struggle with going to college. We will continue to work on productions that speak to our audiences and lets them know they are not alone in their struggles.