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Upper School Presents Series of Student-Written Plays

During the first week of February, the Seven Hills Upper Theater Department will present a series of new plays written by our Upper School students. Theater teacher Marc Raia said he realized just how passionate his students were about writing their own plays when they wrote plays for a production, “The Dictionary Project,” in 2020. “Through our Zoom production of “The Dictionary Project” last Spring, we found that we had many aspiring young playwrights at Seven Hills,” said Raia. “It seemed natural to let our Winter 2021 production feature student work as new playwrights.” On Feb 4, 5, and 6, the Upper Theatre Department will present “The Bridge” by Mikul Wyer, “Broken Shadow” by Max Steinman, and an original sketch comedy written by the upper comedy ensemble along with the help of junior Jake Messer. The students have been working very hard and rehearsing extremely well within current safety guidelines; we are very proud of how they are continuing to create theatre during these very challenging times. We are also very fortunate that our young playwrights have the opportunity to work with our own playwright-in-residence, technical theater teacher Trey Tatum. “Seven Hills student playwrights, technicians, and actors are driving this production,” said Raia. “It’s truly a collaborative effort all the way around, and Trey and I as facilitators find ourselves inspired daily by the efforts and spirit of our upper theater students.”