Russian-born Tim Pozitkov ’19 writes and directs a film that both honors and challenges his homeland.
Students interested in the theater have opportunities for learning and exploration both in the classroom and during extracurricular-activity time in the afternoons.
Theater classes are part of SG’s arts curriculum and range from beginning coursework in the foundational skills of vocal projection, active listening, diction, presence, physical awareness, and script analysis to advanced study in performance, design and/or technology.
Budding actors, stage technicians and musicians have their chance the chance to shine. Large-scale productions — which have included classic Broadway musicals and modern interpretations of old favorites — require student-actors to audition for roles and attend regular rehearsals. Interested musicians can audition for the pit crew and attend scheduled rehearsals as well. Students interested in setting up lighting, making costumes and learning the ins-and-outs of putting on a big show, can join the stage crew. Each of these roles requires a considerable amount of time, commitment and effort. As a result, students can substitute a theatrical production for athletics as a part of the required afternoon activity.
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An original play, written by two sixth-formers, honors the victims and survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.