Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art
— Konstantin Stanislavsky

Preview clip of Afghanistan/Wisconsin from the Carthage College production in October 2015.  NOTE: This clip contains customary military language and may be offensive to some.  North's play will be the "high school version" and will not contain this language.








Afghanistan/Wisconsin Cast List

Written by Appleton North High School alum Laurel McKenzie

  • April 27, 28, 29 at 7:30 PM
  • April 29, 30 at 12:30 PM
  • Appleton North High School Auditorium, 5000 N Ballard RD Appleton

The Afghanistan/Wisconsin Verbatim Theatre Project is a new play about the experiences of Wisconsin veterans of the Afghanistan conflict, taken directly from personal interviews with veterans collected over the summer of 2015. With the mission of fostering better understanding between vets and non-vets, the A/W Project takes audiences inside the reality of training, deployment, and re-entry into the civilian world.



  • Date:  April 7, 2017
  • Time:  7:30 PM
  • Price:  $5 general admission
  • Location:  Appleton North High School Commons, 5000 N Ballard RD Appleton
  • Concessions Available!

Improvedy presents hilarious games and sketches based on audience suggestions, performed in the style of the hit television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  This popular performance group began in 2000 and is comprised of students ranging from freshmen to seniors.  They are the only high school improv comedy troupe in Appleton.

Improvedy is available to perform for your party or lead an improv workshop at your business or club meeting.  For more information or to book a performance contact Ron Parker at

middle school drama day

middle school drama day

DRAMA DAY - theatre workshops for middle schoolers

Learn how to Improv!

Improv comedy is one of today’s hottest forms of entertainment. Discover the tricks to effective improv and have fun playing hilarious games based on audience suggestions. Members of North’s popular improv troupe, IMPROVEDY will lead the workshop.

Learn How Actors Fight on Stage

Whether you are performing in Shakespeare or the latest martial arts movie, creating realistic yet safe fight scenes is a skill every actor needs to know.  Learn the basics of unarmed stage combat from simple slaps to fancy falls. 


Drama Day will conclude with a public performance for family and friends on the North High School stage.  The show will include a choreographed stage combat routine and comedy improv show!

Behind the scenes of The little Mermaid

POST-CRESCENT: North Theatre fueled by teamwork, dedication

"The thing I appreciate so much about him (Parker) is that he encourages these kids to be their best selves, probably even pushes them to achieve more than he ever thought they could, and he does it without this competitiveness," Biskupic said. "He encourages them to be kind."


Contact Information

  • Ron Parker, director


  • ANHS Theatre Department, 5000 Ballard RD, Appleton, WI 54913 

  • 920-832-4300 (school main office)

  • Ticket Box Office 920-997-3994


Website or media questions?  Catherine McKenzie ~