West Fargo High School Theater Announcements

  • Pippin!

    Music & Lyrics by Steve Schwartz   |   Book by Roger O. Hirson

    Director - Kerry Horst

    Audition Dates - August 29 to September 1

    Callbacks - September 2

    Production Dates - November 4, 5, & 6   |   November 11, 12, & 13

    Show Details can be found here.

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  • The Giver

    By Eric Coble

    Based on the Newbury award-winning novel by Lois Lowry

    Director - Kelsey Johnson

    Audition Dates - November 21 & 22 

    Callbacks - November 28 & 29 

    Production Dates - February 2, 3, 4, & 5
    School Matinee - February 1 

    Show Details can be found here

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  • One-Act Play

    Title and Playwright to be announced later

    Director - Jenn Hoime

    Audition Dates - To Be Announced

    Production Dates - Public Performance March 30  |  Competition April 3 & 4 in Devils Lake

    Show Details can be found (coming soon).

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WFHS Theatre Directors



Degrees and Certifications:

Kerry Horst

Director for Pippin! coming November 2022. 

Director bio coming soon. Email address: khorst@west-fargo.k12.nd.us 




Degrees and Certifications:

M.F.A. Communication Studies/Forensics - Minnesota State, Mankato B.A. Theatre Arts and Drama - Washington State University B.S. English Education - North Dakota State University NSDA Two-Diamond Coach NSDA Speech and Debate Educator Endorsement NSDA Distinguished Service Award Bronze Plaque

Kelsey Johnson

Director for The Giver coming February 2023. 

Kelsey Johnson began directing for WFHS in 2021.  She is the advisor for Drama Club and Thespian Society at WFHS. Currently, she also serves as the Head Student Congress and Speech coach at Sheyenne HS, positions she’s held since 2015. 

Before directing at West Fargo HS, Johnson served as Director of Theatre at LaMoure High School (2011-2015), Oak Grove Lutheran School (2009-2011), and Hettinger High School (Spring 2007).  While in LaMoure, she also served on the LaMoure County Summer Musical Theatre board of directors and directed Back to the 80’s and Noises Off.  When Johnson moved back to Fargo in 2015, she served as Stage Manager and Acting Coach at Gooseberry Park Players for Bye Bye Birdie, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Big Fish. 

Johnson has directed three Class B one-act plays that earned state awards: Carl (3rd Place in 2009 for Oak Grove), Once Upon a Playground (6th Place in 2013 for LaMoure), and Cagebirds (4th Place in 2014 for LaMoure).  Her casts have received regional and state acting honors several times as well.  Johnson has been named a Regional Coach of the Year four times and a State Coach of the Year one time by her colleagues through the Communication, Speech, Theatre Association of ND (CSTAND).  In 2022, CSTAND honored Johnson with the Teacher of the Year award.

Johnson teaches English II, Theatre Arts, and Dual Credit Speech at West Fargo High School.  She volunteered as a co-chair for the NSDA committee for judge accreditation and equity training.  Previously, Johnson worked on a forensics pedagogy committee through the NSDA. She completed her MFA in Forensics in 2020; her thesis is entitled “Assessing Competitive Oral Interpretation Students: What We Expect Students to Know.”



Degrees and Certifications:

Jennifer Hoime

Director for One-Act Play coming April 2023. Show title TBD. 

Jennifer Hoime is the One-Act Play director for the 2022-2023 school year; she was the director in 2021-2022 as well. Hoime is in her fifth year working with the West Fargo High School theater program. Hoime has held a variety of roles in the program ranging from costuming and assistant directing. Previous to West Fargo High School, Hoime worked with Fargo South High School theater and Grand Forks Community Theater.

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