Our Studio Players productions are collaborative theatre arts projects shared with our entire community. In Studio Players, students explore and develop their skills in the wide scope of the dramatic arts. They perform original and adapted works.
The writing of an original play is an opportunity for the Middle School students to explore issues of maturing in adolescence, and their experiences in the world. From writing, acting and singing, to designing and producing, the students integrate the sophisticated ideas into a story for all ages.
Our 15th Annual Studio Players production was a transformative experience for our middle school students, as they reflected on what they have endured over the past fifteen months, how they’ve each grown, and who and what they truly cherish in life.
Over many weeks, the playwrights Zoomed together from different cohorts, developing three original storylines, conveying life throughout the pandemic, and the timely topics of injustice, political, and social upheaval. It emerged that while the experiences may have been unique to each group, the emotions felt throughout this year have been universal. Physically separated but working together, the students in each cohort designed their sets, props and costumes, story-boarded and filmed each scene, bringing the script to life. The students hope that their final piece, capturing their feelings and fears, allow you, their audience, to connect to yourself and each other.