Phone: 210-356-1828 Theatre Office
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Communications & Theatre - Western State University of Colorado - 1990 M.A. Theatre Education - University of Northern Colorado - 2010 Professional Member, United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Member, Texas Educational Theatre Association (TxETA) Member, Educational Theatre Association (EdTA)
Mr. James Kaiser
I am the Head of the Reagan Fine Arts Department and the Technical Theatre Director at Ronald Reagan High School.
I have over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, where I was a part of over 200 productions as production manager, stage manager, tour manager, lighting designer, sound designer, stagehand, and many other backstage positions.
I am originally from colorful Colorado and moved to San Antonio in 2011 to become part of the Reagan faculty and theatre department. I grew up on a small alfalfa farm on the eastern plains of Colorado near Greeley, CO. In high school, I participated in band, theatre, and was editor of the school paper. After receiving my B.A. from Western State University of Colorado, I pursued a career in technical theatre.
I was based in Denver, Colorado, but travelled the country with various shows. After too many years of a nomadic lifestyle, I decided it was time to give back the knowledge I had gained and stay in one place. I attended the University of Northern Colorado to obtain my teaching certification and picked up my M.A. at the same time (Go Bears!).
At Reagan, I have grown the technical theatre program from three classes to five classes and strive to keep Reagan's theatre program up-to-date in technology. When I am not running around the auditorium with what's left of my hair on fire, I spend time at home with my partner of 15 years, Bob, and my catahoula/shepard mix dog, Penny. I also enjoy reading, movies, Legos, and flying virtual commercial airliners all over the world. (MS Flight Sim 2020 just came out!!!!).
I am a 4-year cancer survivor and glad I am still here to talk about it.
If you are looking for tickets or information about our shows, go to: www.reaganstage.org
2020-2021 Class Schedule
Period 1 - Technical Theatre II, III, IV - 10am - 11am, M, W, F
Period 2 - Technical Theatre II, III, IV - 11:10am - 12:10pm, M, W, F
Period 3 - Technical Theatre I - 1:15pm - 2:15pm - M, W, F
Period 4 - Technical Theatre I - 2:25pm - 3:25pm - M, W, F
Period 5 - Technical Theatre I - 10am - 11:30am - T, TH
Period 6 - Conference - T, TH
Period 7 - Auditorium/Fine Arts Duty - T, TH
I have office hours daily from 9am-9:45, the Zoom link for my office hours is in your Google Classroom.