Students to present Cuba projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall

Students who attended the semester-break trip to Cuba will present their digital storytelling projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. May 20. The participants will display their various media projects, including blogs, photo presentations and videos. “We encourage everyone to come because it will be a very interesting evening of learning about Cuba and […]

Students win at film festivals

Student films exploring the topics of genocide, gun violence and daily life won awards at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, the Pacifica Screen Film Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival’s Future Filmmaker Forum and the National Film for Talented Youth film festival. Three Harvard-Westlake student films were screened at the Pacifica Screen Film […]

Backstage at Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

“Standby 120 … 120, then house lights and sound.” When stage manager Victoria Keating ’16 gives the cue, lights and sound shift, and the play ends. The winter play “As You Like It” was Keating’s third gig as a stage manager. The play, performed in Rugby Auditorium, opened on Feb. 5 and ran until Feb. […]

Auction to benefit Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation

The Justin Carr Wants World Peace Foundation and the Art Department hosted a silent art auction during the three performances of the winter play “As You Like It” from Feb. 5 through Feb. 7. The auction was extended to continue though Feb. 13. Art made by current art students was auctioned. Pieces created by Justin […]

Dancers prepare for upcoming showcase

Middle school dancers will perform a showcase at the Saperstein Theatre Jan. 15. The showcase will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., where admission will be free and no tickets will be required for admission. The 60 dancers performing in the show are from three sections of Contemporary Dance Workshop I and one section […]

Choirs from both campuses convene for winter exchange

The upper and middle school choir programs performed for each other at the “Winter Sing in the Bing” on Jan. 9 in the Saperstein Theatre. They later sang together for all-women’s, all-men’s and combined choir pieces. The first “Sing in the Bing,” originally intended to be a one-time event, was in 2009. It took place […]

Outreach Performers give holiday performances

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers club sang classic holiday songs and recited poetry to children and senior citizens in two performances Dec. 13. The group presented the poem “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by Tim Burton, which became the basis for the 1993 film, to the children at the Ronald McDonald House. They performed “A Child’s Christmas […]

Symphony Orchestra and upper school to perform joint concert

The symphony orchestra and the three upper school choirs, Bel Canto, Wolverine Chorus and Chamber Singers, will perform in the biennial concert Feb. 27. The event will take place at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Performing arts teachers Mark Hilt and Rodger Guerrero are in the process of picking the music that combines […]

Outreach Performers to sing for charity

The Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers will perform for children at the Ronald McDonald House and for the elderly at the Sunrise at Playa Vista next month. The 14 club members have been preparing every Sunday since September for these two performances. Their performance will include a wide variety of traditional Christmas and holiday songs, theatrical readings […]