The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honorary drama organization for high-school theatre students. Currently there are approximately 100,000 active members serving in over 3,900 schools working alongside the 4,600 professional members involved with the society across the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Drama I and II are offered as elective classes within the Lakeside High curriculum. Students learn basic acting terms and exercises, improvisation, technical theatre. monologues, auditioning techniques, and (when feasible) are given opportunities to watch live professional theatre.
Since the 2014-2015 season, the program has grown fast enough and large enough to send students to study and practice theatre at the collegiate level at great schools, colleges and universities, including:
Drama II gathers for a photo with stage and screen actresses Anna Grace Barlow and Caitlin Kinnunen, fresh from the Broadway bound musical, The Prom.
Lakeside High School's Award Winning Theatre Troupe
The Lakeside One Act Team competes in the Georgia High School Association's (GHSA) one act play competition. The team rehearses and performs a piece in under 55 minutes, while competing on the regional and state level. The GHSA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations.