THEATER ARTS PROGRAM
Coordinator: Gayle Zeitlin, A.P. Communication Arts
Phone: (718) 258-9283 ext. 2600
Phone: (718) 258-9283 ext. 2600
The Studio Theater Program provides a facility, curriculum, and faculty committed to serving students who have an interest in Theater Arts. Students develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of theater through our diverse offering of courses. As part of the larger community of Edward R. Murrow High School, the Studio Theater Program offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves academically as well as through a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
Theater Research and Criticism
Directing and Script Analysis
Set Design and Painting
Sound and Lighting Design
Manhattan Theater Club
Educational Theater Association
International Thespian Society
Circle in the Square Theater School
Teens on Broadway
Directors’ and Writers’ Workshop
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Internships with Technical Theater Shops
2018-2019 Theater Season
Fall Papp - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Roberta Raymond
The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show's elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play's setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.
Legally Blonde the Musical
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle geniously charms her into the prestgious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Spring Papp - Boeing, Boeing
Written by Marc Camoletti
Directed by Donnie Tuel
This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
Spring Anzalone - South Pacific
Directed by Robert Elstein
Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.