December Drama

By JK Ross

Drama masks
Happy Holidays to all of our Academy friends! Our upper school drama students have been working hard in preparation for our Winter Program coming up on Jan. 22nd. We have selected scenes from literature and adapted them for the stage. Some selections could be from poetry, some from novels, and some from other sources like myths or music or even comic books. We have rewritten, improvised, cast and rehearsed our selections and are now polishing them so they will shine when our families are here in January! Our high school class has also padded and upholstered our stage platforms and is designing and preparing to paint them for the program. So when you come, be sure to look down at the stage to check out their work.
Playbill-all the way
On a different note, I was recently afforded the opportunity to attend a series of seminars and workshops sponsored by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival surrounding their productions of Pulitzer and Tony winner Robert Shenkkan’s Lyndon B. Johnson plays ”All the Way” and “The Great Society”. What a wonderful and inspiring weekend for a Drama/ History guy! Lectures and interviews with the playwright, the lead actor, the head of the University of Washington School of Drama, the University of Puget Sound professor of Shakespeare, and a Seattle Times theatre critic as well as workshops exploring, memory and history, who we have become as individuals and as a society. Wow, invigorating and exhausting and inspiring. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Looking forward to recharging our batteries, spending quality family time and a enjoying a couple more Seahawk victories over the break and then diving back in for a terrific 2nd half!
See you on the flipside!

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