Naming the Black Box: The Hayes-McCausland Theatre


Mary Catherine Strobel Hayes
2010 New Trier Graduate

Sarah Christina McCausland 1994-2014 2013 Neew Trier Graduate

Sarah Christina McCausland
2013 New Trier Graduate














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Mary Catherine Hayes and Sarah McCausland were passionate participants in the theatre and music programs at New Trier High School. Mary Catherine died of cancer in 2013. Sarah was killed by a drunk driver in 2014.

Forever young, they stand on the threshold of this storied high school, symbolizing the talent and promise of each New Trier graduate who goes forth into the world “to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion and lives to the service of humanity.”

The girls’ legacy will be the Black Box Theatre, a place where generations of future students will be able to express themselves, explore their gifts and envision their futures.