Lakeside High School's Award Winning Theatre Troupe

​Mrs. Lisa Bridges was a working Equity actor and playwright based out of New York City from 1980 to 1991. She studied acting under Sanford Meisner and Philip Gushee at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, and she performed throughout the United States in repertory, regional and Off-Broadway theaters.  She earned her SAG membership through the movie Flanagan with Philip Bosco and Olympia Dukakis.

Her original play, "Frenz," was produced Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett Theater and has subsequently been produced at several regional theaters.

Lisa interned and eventually worked at Playwrights Horizons from 1988 to 1991 in various capacities including assisting Daniel Swee in casting. In the role of “coach”, Lisa has helped several students with auditions for schools such as DSA, NYU and FSU.  Lisa left the world of theater in New York to concentrate on the most rewarding role of her life - Motherhood! She is married to actor/musician Ned Bridges and is mom to Julian (a recent University of Michigan graduate) and Bernadette (a sophomore at Columbia University).

Mrs. Greta Hayes  serves as the producing and artistic director of the Lakeside Drama Department as well as the sponsor of the Drama Club and International Thespian Society. On stage, Mrs Hayes has directed The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wizard of Oz, The Miss Firecracker ContestThe Addams Family, Tick, Tick...Boom, and Hairspray for the Lakeside Theatre Company. She has lead the Lakeside One Act Team to two Regional GHSA championships, a third place win at State, and directed three Regional GHSA Best Actors.

Greta in partner with her husband Chris Thomas Hayes have sent several Lakeside students on to study theater and technical theater on the university level.

Mr. Chris Thomas Hayes  is a writer, actor, director and puppeteer from Hartford, Connecticut. He studied theatre and performing arts at the Hartt School of Music and Berea College. On stage, he has worked with the Madcap Puppets, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Whole World Improv Theatre, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. On screen, he's been featured on MTV's Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.  He also has the pleasure of being an occasional muppeteer on the PBS and HBO children's series Sesame Street.


He lives with his wife (bio above), his dog (no bio), and his son, Graham.

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