Drama – Celebrations

Young Playwright’s Festival 2020 Winners!


  • Lincoln Gaw, Containment, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher-Brian Telle

    Creative Writing II student, Lincoln Gaw, will receive a professional presentation of their play in January 2020 – this year the YPF production will be a virtual production due to the pandemic.


  • Jolie Mahr, She Wouldn’t Hurt A Fly, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher-Molly Meacham
  • Joseph Munoz, A Match Made in Hell, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher-Kirsten Hanson

Honorable Mentions

  • Alanna Gonoude, The Chronicles of Jared, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher-Julie Allen
  • Una Tarpey, Send, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher-Julie Allen
  • Maja Todorovic, Unsuitable, Lane Tech College Prep Teacher-Kirsten Hanson


Lane Drama II/III students performed an original play, If I Could Tell You at Steppenwolf Theatre in May 2019!

IF I COULD TELL YOU explores the questions posed by the directing team of the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ “We Are Proud To Present a Presentation….”: What if things were different? What if things were better? Through a series of scenes and monologues, the Lane Tech Ensemble’s original play connects the themes of the Steppenwolf production around cultural erasure, appropriation, and colonization to the pressing topics of racism, stereotypes and body image as relevant to the students’ day-to-day. This talented group of teen actors takes the audience through a journey asking, “What if we could know who people truly were?

Chicago Youth Theatre Festival

Congratulations to the following Lane Tech Drama 2&3 students who received awards for their performances at the Chicago Youth Theatre Festival on Saturday, January 16th at Northeatern University. Lane Tech was the only school to have students move to the finals round in all three performance categories.

Best Overall Performance:

  • Patrick Berger
  • Lauren Marut

2 Person Scenes:

  • First Place:
    • Lauren Marut & Olivia Fergus-Brummer
  • Second Place:
    • Jailene Torres & Alexis Parsio

Ensemble Scenes:

  • First Place:
    • Alexis Parsio
    • Jailene Torres
    • Lyla Stern


  • Second Place:
    • Patrick Berger


  • First Place:
    • Lauren Marut