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Performing Arts Department welcomes Meyer

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff August 29, 2020

Bev Meyer entered the Upper School Performing Arts Department as an acting teacher this school year. In addition to teaching sections of The Actor and the Stage I and The Actor and the Stage II courses,...

Sketches of Summer- Lilah Weisman ’20

Jordan Murray August 28, 2019

Students spent their summers attending programs to help further develop their skills in various art forms. Lilah Weisman ’20 spent her summer studying theater at the National High School Institute Theater...

Play-ing for Progress

Annie Beckman March 1, 2019

Students performed a redesigned version of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Feb. 8-10 including LGBTQ characters. In directing the show, performing arts teacher Rees Pugh decided...

Love Like Snow Other

Love Like Snow Other

Jiwon Park February 17, 2017

  Ginette (Caroline Cook ’19) is sitting next to Pete (Erick Gredonia ’17) when the two reveal that they love each other. However, Pete explains that by sitting directly next him, Ginette is...

Actors practice in workshops

Sarah Lee November 29, 2016

Jackanapes mentor Lisa Fredrickson led improv workshops for students in the Actor and the Stage I class Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 3 and 7. Fredrickson led the class in activities in learning to develop characters...

Actors to partake in workshops

September 9, 2016

Students in The Actor and the Stage I will participate in multiple acting workshops led by specialized teachers this September. Each workshop will focus on a specific area of acting, such as having confidence...

Student plays to be performed in Rugby

Ellis Becker April 27, 2016

Rugby Theater will showcase 13 student-written plays Thursday to Saturday for the annual Playwrights Festival. The plays were chosen by a committee led by performing arts teacher Christopher Moore, the...

Casey Giolito '17 hopes to pursue a career in acting. Giolito, along with other students, must find a balance between career aspirations and school. Credit: Emily Rahhal/Chronicle

Going Pro

Jesse Nadel February 7, 2016

On a typical school day, while all of her friends begin their homework, Anya Andrews ’17 runs down Hollywood Boulevard in pajamas and slippers, receiving strange looks from those who pass by her. Soon...

Oka ’92 teaches acting, improv

Jackson Novick October 14, 2014

Actor Masi Oka ‘92 taught an Unconventional Leadership workshop on improvisational skills in the Drama Lab last Friday. Oka, who starred in NBC’s "Heroes," has a background in improv that includes...

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