Meet the Theatre Department Co-chairs
Wilsonville High School Theatre Department is currently chaired by Jason Katz and John Fitzgerald. Between the two of them, they direct three shows a year and run the Thespian program, which includes a Night On Broadway showcase and a One Acts showcase. They also oversee the Wilsonville High School Drama Club and supervise club officers.
Jason Katz, Department Chair since 2004
Jason Katz has been a teacher at Wilsonville High School since 2004 and is currently teaching Acting I, Acting II, Yearbook, and Film. He also taught English for twelve years. His interest in acting and theatre was sparked in high school. He acted in college and competed in speech and debate, eventually getting his MA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.
John Fitzgerald, Department Chair since 2012
John Fitzgerald has been a teacher at Wilsonville High School since 2009 and is currently teaching English 12, AP English Language and Composition, and Journalism and Broadcasting. He also taught at West Linn High School for two years. His interest in acting and theatre was sparked in high school and he majored in English and Theatre in college. After a 15-year career with the American Red Cross, he pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a teacher, earning his Masters in Education in 2009.