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Lane offers multiple Drama Elective Classes and a four-year Drama Concentration. All Drama classes are project and performance based and encourage students to expand their creativity, communication, and collaboration—skills that are essential in college and future careers. The Drama Department has arts partnerships with Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Pegasus Players Theatre. While studying Drama, students take fieldtrips to see professional plays in Chicago. Students in LT Drama are consistent winners in Chicago’s Young Playwright’s Festival and medal annually at The Chicago Youth Theatre Festival. Many students who complete the Drama Concentration go on to study Drama at competitive universities. There are no additional course fees to take Drama.
All Drama Classes fulfill the fine arts graduation requirement. Lane students can take Drama as an arts class or an elective.
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Drama Course Options
- H. Drama 1
- Improv, Comedy, and Character
- Adaptive Drama
- Honors Drama II (prerequisite: H. Drama I or audition)
- Honors Drama III (prerequisite: H. Drama II)
- Honors Drama IV (prerequisite: H. Drama III)
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*All AP Courses are expected to have a $100 fee ($25 class fee and $75 exam fee).
The exact exam fee for testing in May 2016 will be released by the CollegeBoard in October 2015. This exam fee determines the total price that students will owe for each AP Course/exam. The AP exam fee may be fully or partially reduced for students with free/reduced lunch, per funding by district and state grants. The exact fee will be provided as soon as the district and state release their funding statement.