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 […]

12 plays selected for Playwrights Festival

Performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore announced the titles of 12 plays that the school will produce for the 2017 Playwrights Festival. The Reading and Selection Committee, comprised of 33 community members and industry professionals, read through 37 plays before making their decisions. Auditions for the Playwrights festival begin Monday and will […]

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 […]

Visual arts teacher’s short film selected for Ann Arbor Film Festival

Visual arts teacher Alyssa Sherwood’s short film “Lakedoll” is among the few films that were selected for the Ann Arbor film festival and will screen for the first time in March in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “Lakedoll” is an experimental fantasy piece that mixes both animated and live action scenes. Sherwood’s film tells the story of […]

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 […]

Students named Scholastic Art & Writing Award recipients

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards named 119 students as gold key, silver key and honorable mention recipients for the regional competition on Friday. Sixteen students were awarded for writing and 103 were awarded for works of art or portfolios. Gold Key recipient work will advance to a panel of national judges. “The number of […]

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 […]

The men and women in black

The lights in Rugby theater dimmed, and the applauding crowd quieted in anticipation. “Turn the house off, please,” Savannah Weinstock ’18 said, “standby six. Go six.” From high above the stage, the orchestra played the first bars of “Look Down,” the opening song of Les Miserables. “Standby seven and eight. Go,” she said. Slowly, the […]

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