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PLAYWRIGHTING

BUDGET CUTS

by  Matthew Herbinson-Aguilera

IMPOSTER

by Tomaso Sanelli

Budget Cuts and Imposter both grew out of a playwriting  exercise where students had to create a piece exploring a particular genre, while also showcasing all the students in their own cohort.  The resulting ensemble pieces also had to be recorded on Zoom in one take.

GRADE 11 DRAMA STUDENTS

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien

MUSE

by Isabel Garcia

with Denelle Coelho & Anobea Opoku

 

Mitchell, a lonely and overworked writer, has befriended Kira, the strong and brave female protagonist from his bestselling series.  What begins as an innocent friendship between the two soon turns sour as Mitchell discovers the dangers of isolation and obsession.

- This is an excerpt from a full-length play-

GRADE 11 DRAMA STUDENTS

 

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien

AT HOME,
BUT NOT ALONE: QUARANTINE EDITION

The Grade 11 students  explored playwriting in response to the pandemic, scripting their own pieces with a specific focus on Zoom as a performance tool.  These pieces were inspired by themes that emerged during our class exploration of the impact of the pandemic on their lives.  Themes of isolation and loss surfaced, as well as the pressures that distance and technology place on relationships.   We workshopped various ideas & scripts, both in the smaller classes that were held in person and in the virtual classes online.  Students took the lead in filming their scenes in one take, using Zoom as their recording tool.

GRADE 11 DRAMA STUDENTS

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien