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One-Acts 2023: Something to Crow About

For the 2nd year in a row, Statesmen Theatre premiered 6 new one-acts in their Annual Festival of Student-Written, Directed & Produced New Works, under the umbrella title The Writings on the Wall - featuring Murder Murder by Ben Campagnuolo, Trapped in Denial by Lia Davila, Dating Blind by Kaden Hughes, Shards of Our Heart by Rayan Afif, Over Coffee by Han Nguyen, plus the VHSL Original one-act Black Sabbath Sleepover by Mr. DeLeo. The festival presented 4 comedies and two dramas with all sorts of ambitious effects this year: a crow attack! TWO explosions! Multiple murders! Magic & spells! And many many laughs. Click on the arrows in the gallery above to slide through pictures of the various shows. It was another rousing evening of student-led works, and we'll be back again next February!  Stay tuned for filmed versions of the plays, coming soon on this site!

In addition, on Saturday afternoon Feb 18, four 4 plays from this year's Theatre 2 class were given readings in the Black Box as part of Statesmen Theatre's mission to develop new plays; participating playwrights were Ella Greher, Han Nguyen, Saniya Desai and Daphne Doran. Who knows, maybe you'll see their plays at next year's new play festival!

  Broadway Star @ GCM!  

On Friday, February 17, Broadway starlet Kerry Butler (of the hit musicals Hairspray, Mean Girls and the recent Beetlejuice, visited Marshall to conduct a workshop for our leads in our upcoming spring musical Xanadu (Ms. Butler created the lead role of Kira/Clio on Broadway in its world premiere). "The kids were terrific," noted the Broadway veteran. We hope her magic rubs off on us!  Coming May 4, 5 & 6!

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