Participating in theatre beyond the classroom at LA can involve performing on stage, being a member of the technical team working behind the scenes, or directing. The student-centered mission of LA is embodied in the kind of work that we make in the theatre here and the kind of rehearsal process behind our productions. Theatre in the afternoon can fulfill the after school "sport" requirement in the Fall and Winter onstage and all three terms for Stage Crew. In the Spring, all LA students can audition for the student-directed One-Acts.
The Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art performance venue, offers young actors, directors, designers, and technicians a professional environment in which to practice their craft (view the theatre in a virtual tour).
A teaching classroom space adjacent to the venue serves as a black box studio theatre space for small-scale, experimental or class productions, workshops, and rehearsals; right next door is an expansive scene shop.
For more information about theatre at LA please contact:
Director of Theatre Joel Sugerman