The creative works of Lawrence Academy’s theatre program embody the school’s student-centered mission.

Guided by Director of Theatre Dennis Canty, students have opportunities throughout the theatre: onstage, behind the scenes, and directing. 

Students are encouraged to explore theatre through both academic courses —in acting, improvisation, and more — and as sport in a main stage production. Theatre productions offer chances to perform in a play or musical, direct, and design the technical components of the production. In the spring, all students are invited to audition for student-directed One Acts. Theatre at Lawrence Academy is highly collaborative. 

One Acts Throughout the Years

"The thing about the One Acts is their student directed. So it's a kind of, we're all in this together, kind of atmosphere. Everybody for that moment was so invested in what they were doing because they held that silent confidence in themselves that we were together."
Aoife Hughes, Class of 2015

Production History

Click on the poster to view the photo gallery for the show.

Everyone's a Critic

Every year during our Winterim program, members of the art department offer a Winterim called Everyone's a Critic where students visit local museums, art galleries and theatre productions. Learn more about Winterim.


Fun Fact: Lawrence Academy was the first school in New England to put on Mean Girls the Musical and we couldn't have been more proud and excited to do so. Check out the photo gallery.

Course Offerings

Want to see all our course offerings for arts at LA? Feel free to click here to check out our 2023-2024 Course Guide.