Serra's Drama Program
The drama program at Serra has a rich history dating back to the late 1940s. Tri-School Productions, a partnership between Serra and our sister schools, Notre Dame (Belmont) and Mercy (Burlingame), offers the best of both worlds to high school students who are interested in the performing arts.
From Footloose to Grease, Macbeth to The Diary of Anne Frank, Tri-School Productions students shine on stage and unleash their creativity by participating in the fall play and/or the spring musical. There are numerous opportunities to act, sing, dance and help by building sets, sewing costumes, and working on lighting and sound.
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Meet Lawrence Long
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Artistic Director and Theater Manager for Tri-School Productions and Director of the fall production
Lawrence Long has been acting onstage since he was 12 years old. He was born in Stockton, where he appeared in plays and musicals at St. Mary's High School, San Joaquin Delta College and Stockton Civic Theatre.
Lawrence holds a B.A. in Theater from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, where he majored in acting with minor emphases in vocal performance and writing. While attending UCLA, he participated in John Hall's Musical Theater Workshop for three years and studied acting under Sandra Caruso, April Shawan and Nancy Dussault.
After college, Lawrence performed with the Hermosa Beach Players, the Glendale Centre Theatre and The Victory Theater in Burbank. He also worked as a script reader and coverage analyst for The Screenwriter's Room and contributed to the writer's workshop Deadline Junkies as an actor and writer for more than five years.
Lawrence has taught on-camera audition technique at The SAG/AFTRA Conservatory at the American Film Institute, as well as beginning acting at the Will Wallace Acting Company and About the Work Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles. Professionally he has studied at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and the Will Wallace Acting Company in Los Angeles. He has appeared on numerous stages in Southern and Northern California, and was awarded the Best Actor award at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. He continues to perform locally on stage and on camera whenever he can.