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The mission of the LPSS Theatre Program is to foster independent thinking in a creative and challenging environment. Our department provides for the development of imaginative, purposeful, and skilled expression in the theatre, and for students' artistic, intellectual, and personal growth. It is a place where the students can explore, develop and find their imagination, talents and creativity without feeling judged, labeled, or threatened.


The Actor's Must Read Book List

1.      Actions: An Actors Thesaurus by Marina Calderone

2.      An Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavski

3.      A Challenge for the Actor by Uta Hagan

4.      Meisner On Acting by Sanford Meisner

5.      On the Technique of Acting Michael Chekhov

6.      The Empty Space by Peter Brook

7.      The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre by Jacques Lecoq

8.      The Way of Acting: The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki by Tadashi Suzuki

9.      The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition by Anne Bogart



1.      Backstage Magazine

2.      American Theater Magazine

Top Ten Theater Colleges/The Hollywood Reporter 2014

1.      The Yale School of Drama

2.      The Julliard School

3.      Carnegie Mellon University

4.      Tisch School of the Arts

5.      Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

6.      University of North Carolina School of the Arts

7.      ACT

8.      Northwestern University

9.      Brown

10.    London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts




Theatre Links:

Louisiana High School Speech League -

National Speech & Debate Association

Catholic Forensic League:
National information -

Skits, Plays, & Scripts - 42eXplore

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