When Peter Martino was given the opportunity to lead the theater department at 电竞app, he felt as if the current 程序—along with the theater world in general—was at a crossroads. He wanted to move the 程序 into the modern theater landscape. “Being a firm believer that students are more likely to succeed when they are more invested in the material they are working with, I wanted to grant 体育电竞盘app的 students a bit more autonomy and ownership of the 程序,彼得解释说. “ I also wanted to focus on the fact that theater is more than just one person. It's more than the director, playwright, or star of the show. It's everyone's collective involvement that leads to the success of the project. 我也不想这样 my 这是我想要的 体育电竞盘app的 程序.”
记住这一点, The 电竞app 剧院 Collective was created to cultivate inspiration and collaboration in the theater arts for artists, 表演者, 和技术人员. Through the transformative potential of the theatrical experience, STC creates an atmosphere of equity and inclusivity for the 电竞app community in the theatrical experience, including 体育电竞盘app的 audiences and those who have yet to find a home in the performing arts.
Peter's hope for this 程序 is that it will be in a constant state of growth and change, 世界就是这样. Things that seem very important one moment can no longer resonate in the next. “The goal is to have 体育电竞盘app的 finger on the pulse of what is new and upcoming in the world of not only just educational theater but theater as a whole. 剧院 that resonates the most with people is theater that is relevant, or at least we can make relevant to contemporary issues and themes. 而这可以体现为体育电竞盘app春天的生产 可怕的婴儿 will be— something more avante-garde and experimental—it can also look like 哈维, where we can take a classic piece of theater and approach it with a contemporary lens.”
The goal of The 电竞app 剧院 Collective is to allow students of all experience levels and disciplines to be able to take part in the theater process. 从咖啡的房子, 闹鬼的森林, 课程适用于所有技能水平, t体育电竞盘app的ing children's theater productions (they are hoping to start next year), 学生展示, 和全面的产品, 彼得和提图斯(奥尼尔, 电竞app’s Tech Director) want to give students an outlet to perform and find a love for the performing arts. “It's been incredible to see students gravitate towards the 程序 who have been at 电竞app for years and are now deciding they want to give it a shot and then having a blast. 看到学生们在笑, 微笑, and feeling like the stars they are have truly made this year a complete success already.”
On Thursday, 2月 17, The 电竞app 剧院 Collective debuted their winter musical, 芝加哥:高中版周五和周日的演出也全部售罄! From the stunning costumes and lighting design to the captivating performances, the cast and crew p体育电竞盘app的ed their hearts and souls into bringing this hugely entertaining, 令人眼花缭乱的故事. 提图斯共享, “The students are constantly surprising me with how quickly they absorb the knowledge and concepts of the theater. They are all so eager to learn and be a part of 体育电竞盘app的 productions, 这体现在他们投入的工作上. Students in 体育电竞盘app的 Lighting Design class each designed one of the songs in Chicago, 他们的工作确实令人印象深刻. They worked tirelessly to make their piece the best that they could, and the end result was on par with many professionals in the industry.”
Enjoy photos below by photography teacher Kelli Abdoney and save the date for the spring production of 可怕的婴儿该片将于5月5日(周四)上映.