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Seniors direct amazing showcase

Eight seniors presented plays they selected, cast with fellow students and directed during the Senior Directing Showcase on Jan. 18. The drama night in the Acting Studio showed the seniors' maturity as drama students and their peers' range of theatrical gifts as they performed eight pieces in front of a crowd of family and friends that jammed the studio. Photo Gallery
During breaks in the production, guests were able to view an exhibition of resumes and headshots of the directors taken by students in Matt Stock's photography portraiture class. The student directors – Andrew Ebenbach '19, Lorenzo Prattico '19, Isabella Pena '19, Ilija Wan-Simm '19, Rachel Seipp '19, Roy Black '19, Reese Dan '19, Cynthia Jelke '19 – worked under the direction of faculty member Sam Shapiro, and Quincy Knowles and Florencia Ancewicz provided technical assistance.

Here's a peek at the evening's program:

Not Enough Rope
by Elaine May, dir. Andrew Ebenbach ’19
Cast: Edith: Celeste Viana ’22, Claude: Asher Lieberman ’20, Mrs. Pierce: Vanessa Gonzalez ’19

Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, dir. Lorenzo Prattico ’19
Cast: May: Catie Tohulka ’21, Eddie: Cameron Franklin ’22

Valentine’s Day by Bethany Cox, dir. Isabella Peña ’19
Cast: Mrs. Honeywell: Alex Prio-Touzet ’21, Mr. Wallace: Juan Roca-Paisley ’19, Charlotte: Anastasia Victor ’22, Barney: Ricardo Andrade ’21, Kimberly: Celeste Viana ’22, Gabby: Zoe Holtzman ’22, Nathan: Henry Schermerhorn ’19, Rita: Viviana Vela ’21, Chester: Matthew Rocha ’19, Phoebe: Rachel Seipp ’19

Commencement by Clay Mcleod Chapman, dir. Ilija Wan-Simm ’19
Cast: Sarah/Mary/Julie: Abby Aldrich ’20

Doggies by Jean Mcconnell, dir. Rachel Seipp ’19
Cast: Thelma: Viviana Vela ’21, Eleanor: Madeleine Bagnall ’21

Art by Yasmina Reza, dir. Roy Black ’19
Serge: Juan Roca-Paisley ’19, Marc: Henry Schermerhorn ’19

Candid by Michael Scanlan, dir. Reese Dan ’19
Cast: TJ: Matthew Rocha ’19, Tom: Asher Lieberman ’20, Nicki: Zoe Holtzman ’22, Rose: Vanessa Gonzalez ’19, Karen: Viviana Freyer ’20

Out of The Woods
by Karen Chavez, dir. Cynthia Jelke ’19
Cast: Alexis: Alex Prio-Touzet ’21, Lisa: Catherine Tohulka ’21, Matt: Henry Schermerhorn ’19

Technical Crew: Felipe Clavijo '21, Luisa Guarco '19, Cynthia Jelke '19, Anna Mistele '19, Magnus Oberg '21, Willa Tom '20

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