Skip to main content
Karyn Lipsey Locker

Karyn Lipsey

Welcome to the Theatre and Speech Department!

I'm so excited for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year in the Airline High School Theatre and Speech Department!  This is going to be an amazing year as we venture through new classes and present both Fall and Spring featured shows.  


Airline High School offers a full time theatre and speech department with six classes of theatre, speech, and focused literature classes.  The theatre classes include all levels of acting, (physical and verbal delivery, character development, oral interpretation), technical theatre and design, (lighting, sound, staging, make up and costuming), directing,  producing, and script analyzing and creating.  In speech class, students have the opportunity to hone intrapersonal and interpersonal communication skills through group and individual presentations.  Students will also be exposed to high-level speech presentations by participating in District and State Speech Rallies.  The theatre department is also home to several literature classes:  Film as Literature and Bible as Literature.  


The annual production calendar includes:  Fall play- MASH, Fall variety show-Holiday Adventure, Spring musical-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Spring variety show-Mad About Musicals. The themed variety shows showcase the top talent in AHS; individuals and groups audition for spots in the show, and the theatre/speech classes create dances, write monologues and scenes, and prepare stage and props to perform in the show.  


In addition to the various performances, the AHS theatre department participates in numerous community service projects, which include adopting an elementary school for our annual Elf Project,  collecting blankets, dog toys and treats for the local animal rescue, writing letters and collecting items for our service men and women, and creating and implementing staging for numerous AHS and Bossier Parish school events.