Drama – Celebrations

Chicago Youth Theatre Festival 2022

Congratulations to the following Lane Drama students who were winners at The Chicago Youth Theatre Festival on February 19th. Lane was the only school in Chicago that had students win in every category.

Two Person Scene Performance:

  • First Place: Makeda Davies and Ava Kolodziej

Ensemble Scene Performance:

  • First Place: Grace Borre, Steve Ortega, Ava Hammond, and Elisabeth Molomangzi
  • Second Place: Isella Claudio, Emmanuel Garcia, and Charlotte Weissman

Musical Theatre Performance:

  • Second Place: Charlotte Weissman

Monologue Performance:

  • Third Place: Christina Liberto

Young Playwright’s Festival 2021 Winners!


  • Dalya Lessem Elnecave, Fifteen Minutes, Teacher Kirsten Hanson
    Dalya will receive a professional presentation of her plays in January 2022 – this year the YPF production will be a virtual production due to the pandemic.


  • Ella Rappel, Wild at Heart, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher Brian Telles
  • Una Tarpey, The Unread Chapter, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher Kirsten Hanson

Honorable Mentions

  • Isabella Dezort, Human Condition, Lane Tech College Prep, Teacher Kirsten Hanson

The Finalists and Honorable Mention students will all receive a special plaque at the Opening Ceremony in January

Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards 2021

Congratulations to Maja Todorovic who was one of twelve actresses in the state of Illinois selected as a best actress nominee to perform at the Virtual Broadway In Chicago Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards in May, 2021!

Lane Tech and Northwestern Theatre Devising Project:

Congratulations to Drama III/IV students who created theatrical short videos through a residency with Northwestern University and playwright Jennifer Avery.

Steppenwolf / Lane Tech Theatre Performance

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?