We are currently putting on Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and we wanted to know more about three characters you don’t traditionally see in the musical: Ariel’s Voice. For that, we asked Rebecca Helmstetter about what the Voices are. Written by: Rebecca Helmstetter I love the opportunities for creativity that this role grants us. Since Figg … More The Voice of a Mermaid
1st Trimester 2018 the theatre department had one Acting 1 class. You could hear them far and wide in the 700 wing, laughing, joking and generally shouting. This class of freshmen through seniors band together to create five amazing short films for their final exam. Here they are for your enjoyment! This first film had … More Acting 1 Final Films
As I put on yet another layer of black grease paint and eyeliner on my face, I tried to remember how I got here, to this moment. How a subtle and loosely constructed conversation at a coffee shop led to staring into the glowing hot incandescent light bulbs of a dressing room in a college … More The Road We Traveled by Betsy Baker
One of the most rewarding things I get to witness at a teacher is when my students take their class in their own hands and run in. As I think about it, I’m lucky enough to have this happen at least twice a year with success. Acting 2 and Theatre production Seminar both are lead … More “The Cave” One Act Class asks why we learn
What started as a late night musing from Ms. Figg-Franzoi’s imagination last spring, has evolved into a class creation based on Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” Last spring, Figg asked the One Act class if they would be willing to devise a play based on an idea she had. The 26 students readily agreed. Summer … More Our One Act is going to STATE!