Improvisation groups host annual performance virtually

Members of the Orangagang, Scene Monkeys and Jackanapes, the three upper school improvisation groups, performed for the community via Zoom on May 23, 24 and 25, respectively. Students have been rehearsing for the live shows since January, performer Gisele Stigi ’22 said. In light of COVID-19, students met for weekly online rehearsals, in which they […]

Scene Monkeys acts out skits

Scene Monkeys acts out skits

Members of the Scene Monkeys improvisation group performed two shows in the Rugby Auditorium May 13. “There was just so much adrenaline and energy on stage, and it felt like all the monkeys were on the same page,” Talia Leftkowitz ’17 said. The experience of performing in front of an audience was very different from […]

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Students promote Freedom School bake sale at assembly (video)

Freedom School student volunteers made a presentation about the summer program, where they give academic help to underprivileged children, and announced a fundraising bake sale at Wednesday’s assembly. Volunteers Jed Kronenberg ’17, Shelby Weiss ’16 and Cate Wolfen ’17 individually started book clubs for Freedom School students, and held a bake sale on the quad to […]

Scene Monkeys perform Friday night

Students in the Scene Monkeys improvisation group performed Friday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Rugby Theater. Tickets were five dollars and could be bought at the door. The student performers were Conor Belfield ’15, Noah Bennett ’14, Zita Biosah ’14, Molly Chapman ’14, Clay Davis ’14, Tara Joshi ’14, Greg Lehrhoff ’14, Grace […]

Scene Monkeys auditions yield new group

The improvisation program will expand to two groups this year, performing arts teacher Michele Spears announced in an email Nov. 19 to students who auditioned for Scene Monkeys. One will remain the Scene Monkeys, and the other will be named by its members. Spears will coach the Scene Monkeys, and her friend from outside of school, […]

Scene Monkey auditons to be held on Oct. 25.

Auditions for the Scene Monkeys, the upper school improv group, will be held Friday, Oct. 25. in the drama lab. Callbacks will be held the following week on Friday, Nov. 1. Additionally, performing arts teacher and Scene Monkeys director Michele Spears will teach two improv workshops Friday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 11 in the […]