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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Improv Workshop members (from top right clockwise) Will Farhat 21, Simone Herman 23, Alon Moradi 21 and Carter Staggs 23 perform in a group skit.

Improv group hosts online performance event

Natalie Cosgrove March 21, 2021

The upper school improv group hosted an event on Zoom, where students from the group displayed their improvisation skills through a series of games and scenes based on suggestions from the audience, March...

December improv workshops kick off

Natasha Speiss December 15, 2020

Performing Arts teachers Michele Spears and Lisa Frederickson hosted the first improv workshop of the year Dec. 4, in which students played a variety of acting games. In an email to upper school students,...

Students participate in first pop-up play festival

Keila McCabe March 23, 2019

The school hosted its first pop-up play festival March 9, in which students wrote, directed, cast and performed eight plays in a 24-hour time period. Assistant Features Editor Zoe Redlich ’20 proposed...

Musical accepts all students who auditioned

Danielle Spitz September 9, 2016

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch informed students who auditioned for the fall musical "Les Misérables" that everyone would have a role in the show. Walch made the decision along with performing arts...

Self Improv-ment

Jacob Goodman February 12, 2014

On a Friday evening in October, Dave Bushnell runs through the do’s and don’t’s of improv. He throws out terms like “block” and “waffle” to the 13 students who make up the new student improv...

Scene Monkey auditons to be held on Oct. 25.

Jacob Goodman October 1, 2013

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...

Actors teach drama workshops

Morganne Ramsey September 25, 2013

The Actor and the Stage classes were taught by a guest teacher last week, and are being taught by another artist who is visiting the class this week. Last week, each section of The Actor and the Stage...

20 students chosen for 2012-2013 improv troupe

Michael Sugerman November 19, 2012

Performing arts teacher and Scene Monkeys adviser Michele Spears selected 20 students for the 2012-2013 Scene Monkeys. New members were admitted after two rounds of callbacks over two weeks. Fifty students...

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