Justin Carr benefit concert raises funds for charity, outreach programs

A number of students performed at the “Justin Wants World Peace Concert” at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills Monday. Darrell and Susan Carr (Justin ’14) hosted the event in partnership with the foundation ArtsAhimsa to raise money for the Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation. Many students, parents and faculty also attended. “It’s […]

Plays chosen as national winner, semifinalists in theater’s festival

Aiyana White ’14 was announced as the winner of The Blank Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Festival, which received over 250 nationwide submissions this year. White’s play “Barophobia,” will receive a professional production at The Blank Theatre in Hollywood in June. White’s play focuses on the interaction between four strangers who meet in an airport and […]

Junior holds benefit concert for underprivileged children

Jensen McRae ’15 produced, hosted and performed at a benefit concert featuring 11 Harvard-Westlake students for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. The concert was held at the Complete Actors Place on Sunday. Zita Biosah ’14, Molly Chapman ’14, Daniel Davila ’14, Oliver Goodman-Waters ’14, Tara Joshi ’14, Greg Lehroff ’14, Hudson Ling […]

Playwrights Festival

All of Me at Once by Jensen McRae ’15 “The basic premise is that it is set in the mind of a 16-year-old girl named Faith; most of the characters are physical manifestations of thought, be it Emotion, Sense of Humor or any other part of the mind. The plot revolves around how these parts […]

Drive held to collect prom dresses

The annual Prom Drive for new or gently-used prom dresses and accessories will be held from Feb. 24-28. “We will be donating all the items directly to Operation School Bell, partnered with LAUSD Homeless Education Board,” Aiyana White ’14 said. Operation School Bell is a non-profit organization that provides new school clothes to underprivileged LAUSD […]

One acts chosen for Playwrights Festival announced

A 38-member selection committee, led by performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Chris Moore, announced today the 12 plays that have been selected for the 2014 Playwrights Festival. The 12 one-act plays were selected from a total of 38 submitted plays. The selected student-written plays will be performed in Rugby Theater April 25, 26 […]

Artful Applications

Working on her college applications, Aiyana White ’14 stands in a recording studio, crooning “Almost Like Being in Love,” “On My Own” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” into a microphone. White is recording an art supplement: a portfolio of pictures, music or videos that students may send to colleges to complement the rest of […]

Auditions hit the 60s

The countdown has begun. A total of 44 days remains until Nov. 8,  opening night. The cast and crew have 40 more rehearsal days. Before those numbers gained meaning to the cast of “Hairspray,” every member had to go through a process that spanned more than two weeks: auditions. A total of 67 students auditioned […]

Moot Court team wins national tournament

The night before the Moot Court team’s national tournament in Durham, N.C., the entire 6-person team huddled together in one hotel room, weeping loudly after hearing that Justin Carr ’14, a close friend to many of them, had died. They did not know whether or not they would be able to compete in their 10-hour […]

Moot Court team wins national tournament

The night before the Moot Court team’s national tournament in Durham, N.C., the entire 6-person team huddled together in one hotel room, weeping loudly after hearing that Justin Carr ’14, a close friend to many of them, had died. They did not know whether or not they would be able to compete in their 10-hour […]