Student Directed One Acts, IB Solo performances and Ensemble pieces allow our students to experience all aspects of theatre- acting, designing, directing and writing.

The Lausanne Theatre Department provides opportunities for students of all ages to study theatre and the performing arts. Our lower school musical allows 2nd- 4th graders a chance to hone their teamwork and performing skills with a big musical each year. The Middle School also does a full scale musical every year. Our award-winning Upper School theatre department and IB theatre program allows students to explore all genres of theatre. Upper school students not only perform a fall play and a musical this year, but they also produce an evening of student directed one acts.

Students can begin taking theatre classes in the 5th grade; and, in the 11th grade, they can opt to take the IB theatre curriculum, which allows students to analyze and experience theatre from a global perspective.

In middle school, students who meet the requirements can join the Jr. Thespian society. Jr. Thespians run and organize the talent show each year and support all theatre events throughout the year. The International Thespian society in Upper School works together to arrange and plan theatre functions throughout the year such as our annual Night of Broadway Revue, student -directed one acts, TN State Thespian Conference, and our annual banquet and awards program.

Whether a student is interested in performing or working behind the scenes, Lausanne’s Theatre Department provides a great place for them to learn and grow.

Upcoming Show


Estes Hammons
Director of Elder Performing Arts Center
(901) 474-1056

Ashley Bugg Brown
Middle/Upper School Theatre
(901) 474-1004

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