A Little Bit About HTC
The Harriton Theater Company, or HTC, is an extracurricular activity at Harriton High School involving more than 100 students from grades 9 to 12 in all aspects of theater. Our club is known for its tight-knit community, quirky traditions, late-night adventures to Llanerch Diner, and dedication to our craft. HTC is a training ground for young performers and all who support them behind-the-scenes. We pride ourselves in engaging the community through our love for theater.
Students have the opportunity to participate in multiple facets of the productions each year. In addition to, or instead of, performing onstage, members can join one or more of our student-led departments: Student Directing, Stage Management, Stage Crew, Costumes, Sound, Lights, Props, Publicity, Hair & Makeup, Pit Orchestra, Choreography, and Cappies. No previous experience is necessary, and new members are always welcome!
We have an Executive Board of 12th graders that manages HTC’s operations, events, and communications. While we are a primarily student-run company, our adult sponsors are an integral part of the HTC community and provide guidance to our student leaders.
What sets our club apart is the fact that we are more like a second home than simply an extracurricular activity. Students from every social group, grade, and background come together to produce three tremendous shows every year. We hope HTC will continue to change people’s perspectives and produce friendships that will last for years to come.
Our mission is to harness our passion for the arts to create an exceptional experience of theater for our audience and our members.
Our management team is led entirely by students with help from coaches and faculty and the HTC Parent Club.
Each department is led by students and has its own duties to make sure the show runs smoothly.
The HTC Board is a three-person committee of seniors that oversee HTC’s operations, plan events, and maintain communication throughout the company.