Welcome to Ovation Theatre!

Ovation Theatre
  • Ovation Theatre at Dawson High School has a proud history of accomplishments. It is our responsibility to build upon these successes and set higher standards for this year and for the future. We are privileged to have parents, teachers, administration, and a school board who are committed to having a quality theatre education program in Pearland ISD.

    Our educational goals are to develop competent theatre performers, promote theatre appreciation, enhance the development of responsibility as a citizen, and foster good self-discipline in members of the Ovation Theatre program.

2019-2020 Course Schedule
  • Tutoring

    Tutoring is generally not available before or after school due to production rehearsals. Students may schedule tutoring sessions with Mr. Grimmett as needed by appointment only.


    Conference Requests

    Conferences between the teacher and parents may be scheduled at any time. Phone conferences may be scheduled via e-mail -- please include your most convenient time for a phone call upon your request. Responses to voicemail, e-mail and conference requests will be made within 24 hours of the official request or the following Monday if the request is made on Friday after 12:00pm.

 John Grimmett, Head Theatre Director

Phone: (281) 412-8827


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music, University of Houston Master of Fine Arts, New York University Certificate in Non-Profit Management, Molloy College Teaching certification in Music (EC-12), Theatre (EC-12), Art (EC-12), and English Language Arts & Reading (7-12) Pearland ISD Aspiring Administrators Academy (2018-2019)

John Grimmett, Head Theatre Director

JOHN GRIMMETT is a composer, writer, and director.

His work has been performed internationally by the Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Panoramic Voices, Nautilus Music Theater, and the Baltic Chamber Opera Theatre as well as at universities and conservatory training programs at the University of Houston, New York University, and Indiana University, among others.

Mr. Grimmett’s mentors include Edward Albee, Jake Heggie, and David Ashley White. A graduate of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, he also studied at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University, where he was a recipient of the Max Dreyfus Scholarship from the ASCAP Foundation in recognition of his talent as a musical theatre composer.

During the academic year, Mr. Grimmett leads the theatre program at Dawson High School in the Pearland Independent School District (Pearland, TX). He is also the Director of Educational Programming for CMASH, a new music repertory group dedicated to establishing long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers and welcoming new audiences to the genre of contemporary chamber music.

Mr. Grimmett is a proud member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA) and the Dramatists Guild of America.