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Mr. Conway was a beloved theatre arts teacher at Highland Park High School for 36 years. Sadly, he passed away in 2015. Hundreds of current and former students say he was a significant mentor who positively transformed their lives. His passion for teaching inspired all who knew him and his legacy is one of the most sophisticated high school theatre programs in the nation.
In 2014, Tim met with professional theatre architects to ensure the creation of what he called “The best school theatre in the Midwest.” After the District 113 BOE approved an exterior theatre shell as part of the construction referendum, Tim’s dream was captured in the state-of-the-art blueprints. Approximately $900,000 is needed to create the theatre’s interior to fulfill Tim’s vision, which will provide generations of students an invigorating space to grow and learn.
Based on Tim’s meetings with architects and consultants, HPHS is looking to create one of the best equipped educational theaters in the country.
Hundreds of students and community members will experience the beauty of this venue each year.
Funds are needed to fully outfit the theatre, including seating, a control booth for production crew, electricity for lighting and sound equipment, curtains, lighting instruments, and sound equipment.