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MONOLOGUES

PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS

The Grade 10 students explored a series of workshops with Studio 180.   Inspired by these workshops, the students created monologues based on their own experiences in the early  stages of the pandemic, crafting pieces that explored how the rotating lockdowns had changed their day-to-day lives and impacted their relationships. These students left for what they thought was a two week March break in Grade 9.  When they returned five months later, in September, they faced a remarkably different learning environment.  These monologues share  their stories.

 

GRADE 10 DRAMA STUDENTS

 

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien

THE LOCKDOWN PROJECT

The first year of high school was a dramatically different experience for this year’s Grade 9 students. It’s important to remember that their final year of Grade 8 was also affected - modified graduation ceremonies, no grad trips, and no real chance to say goodbye. Through all of these challenges, however, they have demonstrated both  a remarkable resilience and an inspiring confidence  in the future.  These monologues share their stories against the backdrop of a world in transition.

 

GRADE 9 DRAMA STUDENTS

 

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien

WHO ARE WE?
REFLECTIONS ON COMMUNITY

After an introductory series of workshops with Studio 180, this  group of Grade 10 students focused on exploring the concepts of both community and identity.   Through a series of writing and performance exercises, the students examined how we apply these concepts to our own lives. Identities are influenced by so many factors - these students were able to examine the impact that societal expectations play, as well as the impact of family, culture and community. The resulting pieces focus on how we ourselves define community and are marked by both their thoughtfulness and their maturity. 

 

GRADE 10 DRAMA STUDENTS

 

Teacher: Sheila O'Brien