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 […]

Digital Storytellers to travel to D.C. for Inauguration

Photographers and filmmakers will travel to Washington, D.C. Jan. 15-21 for the HW Go! trip to the presidential inauguration. Students on the trip will make projects that try to depict the American political climate in 2017 or that address other important social issues. The trip was announced in September before the results of the presidential […]

Choir calls off spring Quebec trip

Due to a lack of student interest, Bel Canto will not travel to Quebec over Spring Break, Upper School Choral Director Eric Gault said. A minimum of 20 students needed to register for the trip, but only two signed up. The singers were supposed to go sightseeing and sing at venues such as the Ballisque […]

Capturing Culture

A 10-year-old Arianna Shooshani ’18 borrowed her mom’s DSLR camera and ventured into her backyard. There, she played with the settings and shot images of the plants and objects around her. Shooshani is a two-time winner of YoungArts. This year she became a finalist in the competition, and she received an honorable mention last year […]

Professional trains group peer leaders

Professional trains group peer leaders

Peer Support trainees and leaders participated in a training event at the Upper School on Nov. 19. The four hour event featured Mark Rosner, the director of the Council in Schools program at the Ojai Foundation, who spoke to trainees and leaders in Chalmers Lounge. Attendees learned about ways to better structure their groups and […]