The Theatre Program is accessible to students from all walks of life and welcomes any student interested in participating in our course offerings and After-School Theatre Program. Students set goals for themselves as artists and as people, learning the power of imagination, communication, reflection, community, and cultural representation.
No experience is necessary to audition for any of the LWHS theatre productions. We produce three theatre productions annually, a fall play, a bi-annual musical, and a One-Acts Festival. The One-Acts Festival is our student-led production featuring original works written, directed, and acted by LWHS students. Additionally, the Theatre Program arranges field trips to local productions and supplements courses with visiting guest artists. We value theatre as entertainment and as a teaching tool, raising awareness about relevant social, historical, political, and cultural issues. We work in partnership with organizations such as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Youth Art Exchange, as well as with local public schools. The Theatre Program is committed to interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments on campus.
Acting Techniques 1, Improv, Directing, Playwriting, and Stagecraft and Advanced Stagecraft.
The After-School Theatre Program offers an array of extracurricular opportunities, including acting in a production, backstage assistance, and several areas in theatrical design: Costumes, Lighting, Sound, Set and Prop Construction, Stage Management, and Dramaturgy.