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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

12 plays selected for Playwrights Festival

Sarah Lee March 4, 2017

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,...

Poet Max Ritvo ’09 passes away after battling pediatric cancer

Danielle Spitz August 31, 2016

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...

The audience at the Saturday night playwrights festival evacuated twice after the fire alarm was pulled.
Credit: Sammi Handler/Chronicle

Three fire alarms interrupt Playwrights Festival

Jesse Nadel April 30, 2016

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...

13 one-acts chosen for Playwrights Festival

Anthony Weinraub February 14, 2016

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...

Playwrights submit drafts

Lauren Rothman December 18, 2013

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,...

Drama students view ‘Pericles’ on field trip

Enya Huang November 13, 2013

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...

Playwrights Festival features over 130 students in 9 plays

Tara Stone April 29, 2013

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...

Behind the curtain

April 28, 2009

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,...

Junior, senior make U.S. physics team

April 24, 2008

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...

Fall musical rehearsals begin

October 2, 2007

By Reina Factor Monday through Thursday, 42 students gather in the choral room or Rugby stage with scripts ready, anticipating their first entrance.  As the music begins to play, a choir of...

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