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Recent Accomplishments

CONGRATULATIONS Cal Poly Shakespeare winners!

Under the direction of Elizabeth Dennehy, 2nd Year Acting Teacher, our students won 3 out of the 4 First place trophies:

First Place: Anthony Garcia & Adina Aaron for Taming of the Shrew

First Place Monologues: Eva Beebe and PJ Diaz

Second Place: Milan Levy, Jaden Martin for Macbeth

Third Place: Isaac Harris & Miles Ogron for Henry 4

Third Place: Jenna Roth, Paige Stevenson & Jason Douglas for As You Like It

Honorable Mentions: Madsy Paulson, Kierstin Kimbell, Sophie Megaw, Roman O'Neil, Solomon Jackson & Aubrianna Wilson

CONGRATULATIONS Ohlone Theatre Festival Sweepstakes Winners! GO LACHSA!


Congratulations DTASC B Winners!

The First Year Theatre DTASC ensemble triumphed once again at the Drama Teachers Association of So. California 2016 Fall Festival on Saturday, November 5th!  The actors won 2 First, 3 Second and 1 Third place trophies, 2 Honorable Mentions, and the 1st place Sweepstakes award for our 7th year.  Congratulations to the all of students and their directors Susie Tanner, Alexa Kershner, Justine Hartley and Lois Hunter for a job well done!

Congratulations DTASC C Winners!

Alejandro Ardila, Logan Risser, Brian Lee, Miles Ogron, Cristopher Jackson, Summer Ainsworth, Amy Prochaska, Madsy Paulson, Eva Beebe, Lucy Krubiner
, directed by Julia Goldberg & Cheri McKenzie

Miles Millikan. Chris Jensen, PJ Diaz, Shirley Chen, Kierstin Kimbel, Adina Aaron
, directed by Samantha Ozeas

Eli Harris for MONOLOGUE; Brisa Romero for MONOLOGUE; and Phoebe Nance & Sophia Macy for WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS, directed by Shazad Khan

Lily Larsen Awarded by the City of Los Angeles!
Lily Larsen was awarded two certificates from the Mayor of LA and City of Los Angeles for 2 years of service on the Mayor's Youth council for the East LA, Boyle Heights and North East LA area.


Watch Dante Brown on "Lethal Weapon"
Wednesdays, 8pm on FOX

First Year Theatre Students to Perform onstage at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA!

LACHSA Theatre wins 3 out of 4 first places at the Cal Poly Shakespeare festival!


2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition Regional Finals
at Center Theatre Group

Congratulations: Blake Brewer, Sam Christian & Madison Gallus!!

LACHSA Theatre students (Miles Millikan, Shaila Essley, Samantha Ozeas, Chris Venegas, Sebastian de Klerk, Sam Thomas, Adina Aaron, Aubrianna Wilson, Elan Garfias, Monk Serrel-Freed & Kole Hoffman) and alums (Aidan McCollough and playwright Eliana Pipes), led by Susie Tanner, impressed audiences and company members with their writing, acting & tech skills at Ensemble Theatre/LA during Winterfest 2016 on April 2.

Third Year Theatre student Elan Garfias moved the audience as the lead in "Isaak" at EST/LA Winterfest 2016 on March 20th.

Congratulations 2016 Young Arts Winners!
Jack Samson: finalist in theatre
Rhiannon McGavin: finalist in spoken word
Sheldon Donenberg: Merit Winner

Congratulations at DTASC B!!!

The First Year Theatre class competed at the 2015 DTASC Fall Festival on November 7th and brought home three 2nd place trophies, two 3rd place trophies, and two Honorable Mentions.  And, we won the first place Sweepstakes trophy!  LACHSA has won this award for 5 out of 6 years. Congratulations to all of the actors, to their directors (Susie Tanner, Lois Hunter & Alexa Kershner), teachers (Devon Armstrong, Sandi McCree, Chris Fairbanks & Justine Hartley), and all of the parents who provided sustenance, transportation, shade, and ongoing support for this exciting project.

Event 3: Audition Monologue
1. Eamon Ennis HM

Event 4: Non American Playwrights
Risk by John Retallack 2ND PLACE
1. Sophia Macy
2. Paige Stevenson
3. Roman O'Neill
4. Sophie Megaw

Event 5: Meet my Crazy Family
'dentity Crisis by Christopher Durang 3RD PLACE
1. Helen McColpin
2. Abby Huang
3. Brian Curierl
4. Jason Douglas

Event 6: Ripped From the Headlines HM
(student written)
Aubrianna Wilson
2. Anthony Garcia
3. Adina Aaron

Event 7: Large Group Drama
Anon(ymous) by by Naomi Iizuka 2ND PLACE
Natasha Marcuse
Anais Carrillo
Anahi Lemus
PJ Diaz
Jackson Fink
Eva Beebe

Event 8: Large Group Comedy
The Complete History of America (Abridged) 3RD PLACE
Isaac Harris
Liam Larsen
Lael Mindes
Ella Chamberlin

Event 9: Open Musical
Hairspray by Shaiman, Wittman, O'Donnell & Meehan 2ND PLACE
1. Kierstin Kimbell
2. Jenna Roth
3. Solomon Jackson Hardy
4. Christina Guerrini
5. Isabella Juarez
6. Christopher Jackson
7. Miles Ogron
8. Angela Lopez
9. Madeleine Paulson (Madsy)

Congratulations First Place DTASC C Winners, Ben Hayes, Miles Millikan, Roman Sanchez and Shirley Chin, for their scene, Lord of the Flies, directed by Samantha Ozeas!

First year student, Miles Ogron,  aka Miles Elliot, stage name, stars as "Dink" in Cooties which premiered at the Arclight in Hollywood Friday, September 18th!
This horror/dark comedy staring Elijah Woods and Rainn Wilson runs nightly until Wednesday, September 23. Otherwise you can stream it live by logging onto Lionsgate's new live streaming website.

Read about Shaila Essley's Broadway Debut at the August Wilson Monologue Competition...CLICK HERE


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