Peer Support chooses coordinators, trainees

Upper school psychologist and Peer Support Program Head Luba Bek announced coordinators and trainees for the 2017-2018 school year April 24 and May 19, respectively. Axel Rivera de Leon ’18, Charlotte Weinman ’18, Jake Neuman ’18 and Isabel Wiatt ’18 will be next year’s coordinators. Sophomores applying for a trainee position filled out an application […]

Alumni exhibit photographs

The Decades photography exhibit opened April 24 and features the work of three alumni from three different decades, Art Streiber ’80, Michele Asselin ’90 and Matt Sayles ’00. The exhibit features each artist’s work in two different parts. The first part focuses on the photographers’ previous works, mainly their portraiture which includes images of figures […]

Alumna debuts in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway

Beanie Feldstein ’11 made her Broadway debut April 20 in “Hello, Dolly!” as Minnie Fay, a shopgirl working in the hat shop of Irene Molloy, a widow who is searching for romance. “Hello, Dolly!” is a Broadway musical from 1964 about matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi who comes to New York City to find a wife […]

Alumnus makes Time 100 list

Time Magazine named Ben Platt ’11 one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2017 April 20, following his starring role in the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” The alum, best known for performances in the Chicago and Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon as well as in the Pitch Perfect series, was named […]

Wind Ensemble takes first trip

Students in Wind Ensemble traveled to Quebec, Montreal and Boston to learn about music and music education outside of Los Angeles and to gain more experience playing together as a group April 2-9. Because this is the first trip in the history of Wind Ensemble, the musicians said they were tasked with the responsibility of […]

Playwrights cast list announced

Playwrights Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher Moore announced the cast list for 12 plays that comprise the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The cast list is as follows: PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2017 Cast List Listed in alphabetical order     BADDEST OF THEM ALL by Sophia Dienstag  Director: Rachel Kimsey Sabrina de Brito, Alex Goldstein, Griffin […]

Students showcase films at SCREEN Festival

Student videographers Becca Frischling ’19, Xenia Bernal ’19, Kyle Reims ‘21 and Angel Hoyang ’18 will be showcasing films “Peace by Piece: The Story of Harry Davids” and “From Farm to Cup” at the second annual Screen Student Documentary Festival Feb. 25. 12 documentaries were chosen out of over 230 submissions to be screened at […]

Refugee film maker speaks to visual arts students

Khadim Dai, a Hazara refugee, visited visual arts classes to talk about his life as a refugee and his career as a filmographer documenting his own struggle and that of others. Dai was born in Afghanistan, but his family fled to Pakistan where he grew up. His family left because the Hazara people, the third […]

Concert to promote tolerance

Advanced Dance II students, as well as 25 guest dancers, will hold their annual concert March 3-5. Though the concert’s theme has not been revealed yet, performing arts teacher Cynthia Winter said that the concept of the show was created in response to current events. “We hope it makes us all appreciate one another even […]

Student-led ensembles play in chamber music show

Musicians played in small groups of less than 13 Feb. 10 and 11. Students played pieces from the 17th through 20th centuries in Saint Savior’s Chapel and the Feldman-Horn art gallery. Photo Credit: Isabelle Eshraghi ’18/Chronicle Musicians in upper school instrumental ensembles performed in a chamber music concert Friday and Saturday in the Feldman Horn […]