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Carter Staggs ’23, in character as Tectonic Theater Project member Greg Pierotti, interviews Elise Fried ’24 and Clara Berg ’25, in character as Reggie Fluty and Marge Murray, respectively. The play uses the real words of Laramie residents gathered through interviews.

Fall Play: ‘The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later’

Davis Marks and Alden Detmer November 16, 2022

The Performing Arts Department opened the fall play, “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” to audiences in Rugby Theater on Oct. 28, 29 and 30. The show centers on how the community of Laramie, Wyoming...

Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Ted Walch taught, mentored and impacted thousands of students over his 30 year tenure at the school.

Remembering Ted Walch

Davis Marks and Fallon Dern October 3, 2022

In a crowded St. Saviour’s Chapel, President Rick Commons rings a church bell 30 times in succession. It’s lunch time, and pews full of students, faculty and staff listen to the chimes, one for each...

Reverend Anne Gardner reads from Christian scriptures Walch selected.

School hosts memorial service for Ted Walch

Chloe Park and Hannah Shahidi September 12, 2022

Community members gathered for a memorial service to honor former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies Teacher Ted Walch in Saint Savior's Chapel Sept. 9. Reverend Anne Gardner opened the memorial...

President Rick Commons announces the Ted Walch Scholar endowment at an event honoring Walch in August.

School honors Ted Walch with new arts scholarship

Davis Marks September 8, 2022

President Rick Commons announced the Ted Walch Scholar Endowment, named in honor of former Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch, at an event celebrating his life and career August 21. Established by Marc...

Jacob Soboroff 01 addresses the audience filled with hundreds of friends and family of Ted Walch in Taper Gym.

School hosts 800+ for celebration of Ted Walch’s career

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Community members celebrated the life and career of former Performing Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Ted Walch at an event at the Upper School on Sunday. Walch, who...

FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations

FDA approves booster vaccine dose for high risk populations

Natalie Cosgrove October 27, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Booster Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for those age 65 and above and for 18 to 64 year olds who are at high risk for contracting COVID-19. Visual...

Olivia Chuba 12 speaks on Zoom to school community members about Edith Heads costuming career.

Alumna addresses costumes at Cinema Sunday

Grant Park October 21, 2021

Olivia Chuba ’12 joined Cinema Sundays on Sunday, featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Windows," with a closer look at the film’s costume designer Edith Head and her work on the film. Cinema Sunday...

Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch speaks to attendees of the event over Zoom.

Cinema Sunday features “Hidden Figures”

Abigail Hailu October 13, 2021

Jason Collins '97 and Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch discussed the movie "Hidden Figures" and what it means to be a groundbreaker in the film industry at Cinema Sunday. Collins said he choose to...

Members of the school community gather to hear actor Miguel Sandoval share his experiences working on the film Clear and Present Danger. This event is part of the Cinema Sundays program ran by Visual Arts, ISIR and Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch.

Actor Miguel Sandoval speaks on “Clear and Present Danger” at first Cinema Sunday

Vasilia Yordanova September 27, 2021

The first Cinema Sunday of the 2021-2022 school year occurred virtually on Sept. 26. The event featured the 1994 film, "Clear and Present Danger," with actor Miguel Sandoval (Olivia Sandoval '06) attending...

Outside AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles residents congregate before their movie viewings.

Los Angeles movie theaters reopen

Davis Marks September 18, 2021

Los Angeles (LA) movie theaters are again open following a year and a half of closure due to COVID-19. Despite the reopening, box office returns have still been down compared to previous years. According...

Gyllenhaal virtually answers questions from Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch.

Jake Gyllenhaal ’98 speaks on Brokeback Mountain at Cinema Sundays

Natasha Speiss May 17, 2021

Actor and producer Jake Gyllenhaal ’98 shared his experience working on the film “Brokeback Mountain” during the final installment of the year's Cinema Sundays program May 16. Questions for Gyllenhaal...

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million are needed.

Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County negatively impacts seniors

Tanisha Gunby and Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2021

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million...

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