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The cast members of “The Insitute’s Prisoner,” written
by Carina Villanova ’22, gather for Playwrights Festival rehearsal in the Drama Lab.

Theater the wright way

Jina Jeon May 29, 2022

The school will hold its annual Playwrights Festival in Rugby Theater on May 26 and 27. The event will feature 14 student-written plays across two nights, with seven plays per night. The Playwrights Festival...

Performing Arts Department hosts Playwrights Festival meeting

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff September 22, 2020

Performing Arts Department faculty hosted an information session Sept. 9 for the Playwrights Festival, an annual opportunity for students to write and perform in plays. In the session, they described...

Performing arts department releases selected plays

Sarah Lee February 28, 2018

The names of 13 plays chosen for production in the school's annual Playwright's Festival were released Tuesday night. Student playwrights worked on their plays from October 2017 to February 2018. Auditions...

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,...

ACCUSATORY: Sophia Van Iderstine ’17 argues with Joe Katz ’16 during a performance of Dylan Schiffrin’s ’16 “Gwendolyn.” Schiffrin’s play, directed by professional actor Tait Ruppert, was about a businessman and his relationship with a living cactus, named “Gwendolyn,” that manipulates him into doing evil. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Students direct productions for Playwrights Festival

Jadene Meyer May 28, 2016

Sixteen students wrote 13 student-written plays for the Playwrights Festival 2016, which took place in Rugby Theater April 28-30. Drama teacher Christopher Moore directed and led students throughout its...

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...

Student actors chosen for Playwrights Festival

Henry Vogel February 24, 2015

A full cast list and rehearsal room schedule for the Playwrights Festival was announced by performing arts teacher Christopher Moore in an email Monday to all of the auditioning students. Sixty-five...

12 plays chosen for Playwrights Festival

Henry Vogel February 17, 2015

A dozen plays selected for the Playwrights Festival were announced Friday by Performing Arts teacher and festival producer Christopher Moore. Students will audition for parts before eventually performing...

Playwrights Festival audition materials released

Marcella Park January 16, 2014

Upper school students can now access the Playwrights Festival audition information for auditions that will take place Feb. 18-19 in the Drama Lab. Festival producer and performing arts teacher Christopher...

Playwrights Festival Auditions

Chronicle Staff February 2, 2011

By Evan Brown Auditions to be an actor in the Playwright’s Festival are being held on Feb. 22 and 23 in the Drama Lab. The cast list will be sent out via e-mail on Feb. 28. Performances will...

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