The Performing Arts department educates students in the craft, theory, and philosophy of the performing arts for the purpose of promoting personal and societal transformation. We provide students with an artistic platform in which they have the support to create, engage, and explore. We foster students’ individuality, creativity, empathy, human connection, and discipline. The department empowers students to develop their personal aesthetic, as well as reflect on their role as it extends beyond the classroom.
Statement on Equity—LWHS Statement
Lick-Wilmerding High School strives to cultivate a diverse, collaborative community of students and adults that is rooted in empathy, equity, respect, humility, and accountability. We commit to uphold the tenets of anti-racism and to interrupt all forms of interpersonal and institutional bias and discrimination. We aspire to create safe, joyful spaces for learning where everyone brings their whole selves, feels known and heard, lifts each other up, and engages in all aspects of life at LWHS and beyond.We are committed to creating a curriculum that expands perspectives and cultural contexts.
Performing Arts Statement
We believe that every student has potential to be an artist. We recognize the traditional barriers that exist in the performing arts, such as previous experience, physical capacity and appearance, neurodiversity, gender identity, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, among others. It is our responsibility to challenge these barriers. Our performing arts programs and courses are spaces in which all students participate, create and thrive. We are committed to representing multiple perspectives and presenting work with a cultural, social, and historical foundation.
Statement on Performances
Given the state of things with the current pandemic, our greatest concern is for the safety of our faculty and students. We hope to have live performances, possibly in alternative spaces with some audience limitations. We will make determinations about fall performances as soon as we can make informed decisions based on SFDH, and we ask that all students and families remain flexible during this time.