About Our Program
The Monrovia Wildcat Theater is a conservatory-style theater program at Monrovia High School, a public high school in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. Our award-winning theater program consists of four comprehensive theater classes: Drama 1, Drama 2, Advanced Drama/ Honors Theater, and Stagecraft.
The mission of the MHS theater department is to provide excellent theater education to all students while also providing them with performance opportunities and resources to continue their theatrical careers beyond high school. Our Wildcat thespians have adopted the motto: “We are a professional theater company located in a High School.”
Every school year, Monrovia Wildcat Theater mounts two major theatrical productions, including a fall play and spring musical, participates in competitions, and hosts a myriad of events and fundraisers.
We have an accomplished staff of teaching artists, and work to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and artistic achievement.
We encourage community involvement and support in the form of donations and volunteer opportunities. We are proud members, supporters, and alumni of both the Monrovia and wider San Gabriel theater community.
Meet Our Director
MHS Theater Arts Teacher
Mr. Scott Di Lorenzo is thrilled to be joining the team at Monrovia High School. He studied drama at UC Santa Barbara and earned his Masters in teaching from Chapman University. This is his 14th year teaching, having taught theater all over California, London, and South Korea. He is a working actor and loves going to theme parks, traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching theater. In his spare time you might have seen him on a few game shows such as Let's Make a Deal and Wheel of Fortune. He loves performing, with some of his favorite parts being Sir Toby Belch (Twelfth Night), Brian (Avenue Q), Edna Turnbladt (Hairspray) and King Arthur (Spamalot, Erma Award for Best Actor at West Valley Light Opera). He loves teaching and has lead his students to victory at many theater competitions including Ohlone theater fest, Lenaea theater fest, DTASC, CETA and Fullerton Theater Festival.
You can reach Mr. Di Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center located on the Monrovia High School campus is committed to increasing opportunities for all people in our community to participate in and understand the arts. To fulfill that mission, the Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center strives to produce and present performances reflecting the highest standards of excellence and diversity which personify the world in which we live, and to make those performances accessible to the broadest possible audience.
Dr. Louise K. Taylor served the Monrovia Unified School District as Superintendent of Schools from 1991 until 2009, and 10 years prior in district administrative positions. During Dr. Taylor’s tenure, student achievement increased dramatically, award-winning education programs and the arts flourished, and the community supported two bond issues – one to modernize all elementary and middle school campuses, and the second to refurbish and modernize the Monrovia High School campus.
Dr. Taylor was a champion of the arts, recognizing both their intrinsic value and their positive impact on academic progress. As part of the Monrovia High School modernization project, the 1928 auditorium was renovated and equipped with state-of –the-art audio/visual equipment. Upon Dr. Taylor’s retirement, the Board of Education named the auditorium “The Louise K. Taylor Performing Arts Center” in recognition of her unfailing support for the Arts throughout her career in Monrovia Unified School District.