• Theater has a long and rich tradition at Lake Forest High School. Alumni have made great contributions to this history as performers, technicians and artists with work ranging from local community and professional theater to Broadway, national, and international acclaim.




  • Theater Arts are for everyone, not only for those who choose to seek a career in the performance industries. Theater experience plays a significant role in building team-work, self-confidence, dynamic presentation, problem-solving, time-management, and many other skills valued across all professions.

    These skills are taught through actual performance and production experiences tailored specifically to first and second-year students; and to third and fourth-year students; and other productions which are open to all students of any experience level.

    We also train our performers through coaching in individual and group forensic events such as debate, public speaking, solo/duo performance from a wide range of original and published literary sources, and many other events.

    Those less-inclined to perform for an audience gain valuable skills working behind the scenes creating scenery, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as experience in management and organization that can serve the individual throughout life.

    Theater Arts also play a significant role in developing interpersonal skills and providing a safe outlet for creative fun and entertainment for the community. Working closely with our community through our parent support group PALs we offer other enrichment opportunities including guest artists, workshops, seminars, and field trips to college, community, and professional theaters.


    Senior Directed One Acts 2022

    Help us kick off the 2022-2023 THEATER SEASON!

    All students are encouraged to participate, regardless of theater experience.  The One Acts are put together in 10 days with auditions on Wednesday, August 10, rehearsals beginning Thursday, August 11, and a final performance on Saturday, August 20. We’re happy to work around conflicts, just make sure to list them on your audition form (see below).

    ***If you are unable to audition in person, you may record a 1-2 minute monologue and email it to by 4PM on Wednesday, August 10. 

    Auditions: Wednesday, August 10, 4-7PM, in the Raymond Moore Auditorium. 

    • Audition Form (complete before August 10):

    • No need to sign up for an audition slot or prepare a monologue in advance, just plan to stay for the full three hours. 

    Performance: Saturday, August 20, 7PM. Check back at the start of school for ticket information. 

    Stage/Tech Crew: We’ll begin the week of August 8. If you’re interested in joining tech crew, contact Mr. Holmer at 

    ‘Questions? Contact ITS advisor Sara Dreiling at