Stories older than time itself strode across the Walton stage the evenings of Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2020, as students told tales from the Book of Genesis in the musical, Children of Eden. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the two-act performance moved from the narrative of Adam and Eve, through the legend of Cain and Abel, to the parable of Noah’s Ark.
Heather Henson ’89 was back on campus to host a number of creative workshops for students in Dance, Theater, and Film. The creative director of IBEX Puppetry which she founded in 2000, Heather and the organization are devoted to health and healing for the planet through artistic spectacle, outreach, and devotion to the fine art of puppetry.
Children of Eden takes to the Walton stage on Friday, February 21, 2020, and Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public.“The musical gives us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the art of storytelling,” says Director and Arts Department Head Mo West, as it tells—and sings—the tales of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood.
Each year, the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards honor the vision, ingenuity, and talent of the nation’s youth, and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. This year, a record twelve George School students were awarded thirteen Gold Keys for various works in writing and arts.
George School Theater students are part of a pilot project for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization to test a new curriculum for their global theater arts program. One of their four tasks within the IB Theater curriculum is to create a collaborative performance project that is seven to ten minutes long.
George School is pleased to announce that seven students have been selected to exhibit at the 2020 Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition. One student has been recognized with an honorable mention.
Caleb Savage ’11 presented his documentary photography exhibit, The Hard Coal Project, in a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Walton Center. His photos range from dynamic images of strip mines and culm banks that overlook the region, to more personal shots of people who populate the area.
Noises Off opened the George School theater season in November 2019. Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy is set during the rehearsals, backstage during a performance, and then during a calamitous show. The play chronicles the hilarious escapades of a touring cast of a farcical fictitious play, Nothing On.
Jacob Bright ’21 was selected to feature his digital image, Bright Black Swan, at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography through November 17, 2019. “It just presented itself and I was lucky enough to capture it,” said Jacob. “It was not until later that I was struck by the unrealistically good composition of the image.”
The 2019-2020 George School theater season opens with Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy Noises Off. The play comes to Walton Center on Friday, November 8, 2019 and Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are free and open to the public. Set during the rehearsals, backstage during a performance, and then during a calamitous show, Noises Off chronicles the hilarious escapades of a touring cast of a farcical fictitious play, Nothing On.