Senior wins 1st place playwrighting award

Rebecca Moretti ’13 won first place at the 2012 YouthPLAYS New Voices One-Act Competition for her play “Platform Nine” and will be awarded $200 as a cash prize. Moretti wrote “Platform Nine” for the 2011 Harvard-Westlake Playwrights Festival. The play centers on Adelie, a young girl who runs away from her prestigious East Coast boarding […]

Singer advises ‘listen louder than you sing’

A member of the college jazz group Pacific Standard Time taught the Jazz Singers class Dec. 11 about vocal techniques. Rachel St. Marseille, a senior at the Bob Hope Conservatory at California State University Long Beach, began her lesson with vocal exercises for both the Jazz Singers and the Treble Tones. She offered such advice […]

Rising Star

Ben Platt ’11 will star in the upcoming Chicago production of “The Book of Mormon,” playing the role of missionary Elder Arnold Cunningham. The musical is scheduled to premiere Dec. 11 at the Bank of America Theatre and end in Oct. 2013, but show dates are expected to be extended. This will be the first […]

Senior's play chosen for production

Elana Zeltser ‘13 took a bow on the same stage where her one-act play was performed by professional actors moments before. The play “Arc,” which Zeltser wrote last year for the Playwrights Festival, was produced professionally by the Blank Theater Company in June and will be produced again at the Lyceum Theater in San Diego […]

Citizen Jane Festival to show six films

Six Harvard-Westlake student produced short films will be presented in this year’s international Citizen Jane Film Festival in Columbia, Missouri from Oct. 19to Oct. 21. This is the third year students’ films will be shown in the festival, but this year had the most films accepted. The films screening this year are “Voodoo Child” by […]

International film festival selects PSA made by junior

Two years after Molly Cinnamon ’14 worked on Public Service Announcement “See,” it has been selected for The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. The festival is scheduled for Oct. 26 through Nov. 4. It will be viewed along with 245 other student films and was chosen from 900 entries. Cinnamon, who wrote, co-directed and co-animated […]

Sophomore performs in Fringe Festival play

Covi Brannan ’15 took a step toward her dream of professional acting when she performed at the world famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer. The play “The Smoking Boy,” written by her mother Jenn Robbins, ran from Aug. 3 to 11. Robbins had been working on the production since 2005 and was approached […]

Film from Photography I class finds new life

Although Alyssa Sherwood’s Photography I class’s film “The Darkroom” was not accepted to the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, it will be screened at the Salon des Refuses or “exhibition of rejects” on Sept. 20, 21. Thirty-two students animated the film during spare time in class, which will be screened along with some of the […]

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