US to produce "Company," "As You Like It" next year

“Company” will be the fall musical and “As You Like It” will be the winter play next year. “Company,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, will be directed by performing arts teachers Michele Spears and Ted Walch. Spears will choreograph the musical. “As You Like It,” a play […]

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 […]

Playwrights Festival audition materials released

Upper school students can now access the Playwrights Festival audition information for auditions that will take place Feb. 18-19 in the Drama Lab. Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher Moore emailed students a link through which they can access the materials. Students will need to type in their Harvard-Westlake username and password to access […]

Students to perform 'Cherry Orchard' for winter production

A cast of 22 students will perform in Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” in Rugby Auditorium, Feb. 8-10. Director of the Theater Program Chris Moore is directing the production, which centers on a group of Russian aristocrats following the liberation of serfs in the early 20th century. “To quote the playwright himself, ‘It […]

Outreach Performers act, sing at care home

Members of the newly-formed club, Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers, sang and acted at the Vista del Sol care center, a nursing home in Culver City on Dec. 15. “I’m very excited about the performance and having everyone get to show their talents and entertain the people there,” club founder Tiggy Menkir ’14 said. The ensemble of […]

Instructors preview summer workshop

Instructors of the Independent Theater Workshop visited drama classes on Dec. 12 to present a preview their new 2013 summer program. The two instructors gave condensed versions of the activities at the summer program. “[The instructors] came to classes, doing short demos of their two week program. It wasn’t just them talking, it was them […]