Alum hosts playwrights workshops after school

Alum hosts playwrights workshops after school

Alex Lewin ’94 hosted afternoon playwriting workshops for students Sept. 24-26. The Perry S. Goldman Playwriting Workshop taught students playwriting skills as a part of preparing for the Harvard-Westlake Playwrights Festival. Later in the year, the festival will feature student-written plays, and one of the goals of the workshop was to help students prepare to […]

Auditions begin for ‘West Side Story’ production

Auditions began Monday for the upper school theater department’s 2015 fall musical “West Side Story”. The musical is about gang warfare, but it is based on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and was written by Stephen Sondheim. Singing auditions are slated for today, acting auditions are scheduled for tomorrow, and dance auditions are set for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]