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 […]

Poet Max Ritvo ’09 passes away after battling pediatric cancer

Max Ritvo ’09 passed away Aug. 23 after battling with the pediatric cancer Ewings Sarcoma.   Ritvo was diagnosed at age 16 and dropped out of high school to receive treatment. Ritvo eventually became cancer-free and was able to return to Los Angeles and graduate from high school. He received both the Sandifer Creative Writing […]

Three fire alarms interrupt Playwrights Festival

Three fire alarms interrupt Playwrights Festival

Performers and audience members attending the Playwrights Festival were required to evacuate Rugby Theater twice Saturday night after someone allegedly pulled the fire alarm three separate times, Playwrights Festival Producer Christopher Moore said at the event. The alarm went off two times during the first performance of the night, “The 1997 Possession Park Massacre” by Jillian Sanders […]

13 one-acts chosen for Playwrights Festival

The 13 student-written plays selected for the 2016 Playwrights Festival were announced Saturday by performing arts teacher and Playwrights Festival producer Christopher Moore. Auditions for the festival will take place Tuesday and Wednesday after school in the drama lab, and performances of the plays will take place April 28-30. A 34-member committee, led by Moore, selected the […]

Playwrights submit drafts

Second drafts of Playwrights Festival submissions were due Friday Dec. 13. 49 plays were submitted,  and the final deadline is Jan. 16. These one-act plays will be evaluated by a panel of judges in January, and those chosen will be cast and rehearsals will begin with professional directors. The process will be overseen by drama […]

Drama students view ‘Pericles’ on field trip

Students in Advanced Acting and Directing and the Actor and the Stage I and II attended a daytime performance of “Pericles” at A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena Nov. 6 on the first-ever day-time field trip that the drama department has ever done to expose students to classical theatre, performing arts teacher Christopher Moore, who […]

Playwrights Festival features over 130 students in 9 plays

Patric Verrone’s ’13 one-act “Eve” will be professionally produced as part of the Blank Theater’s Young Playwright Festival and Becca Katz’s ’15 one-act “Something Like Magic” won this year’s Leon Fan Memorial Award. More than 130 students participated in this year’s school Playwrights Festival, which took place in Rugby Theater from April 26 through April […]

Behind the curtain

By Alexia Boyarsky, Cathi Choi and Dana Glaser 5:30 Park takes a stuffed puppy down to Coldwater Canyon and rubs its face in the muddy gutter. For the past few weeks, Park has been coating the puppy, named Elmer, with layers of dirt. When thrown, the puppy unleashes what Park calls “maniacal laughter.” Park decided […]

Junior, senior make U.S. physics team

By Aaron de Toledo                     Almost 1,000 students are using  the upper school campus this summer, more than the 850 who show up during the school year. Jim Patterson, director of summer programs says that about 300 students come to practice for varsity sports teams and almost 700 arrive each day for summer […]