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    Upper grades students attended several plays this year and had the opportunity to speak with cast members of two Broadway productions: bit.ly/2tktYlC
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    Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.

    These middle grades students received a crash course in wit during the “LOL: Making Comedy Gold” Minimester: bit.ly/2uAhlqI
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Archive for ‘theatre’

Theater is for everyone – or at least it should be! It not only has the power to move and entertain, but watching relationships and characters live on stage that may mirror our own lives or expose us to the experiences of others gives us a greater understanding and empathy for all humanity.  More...

Students gave their regards to Broadway during the toe-tapping, song-singing, subway-hopping, intensive Minimester week as they learned the ins and outs of the theater world and got to know some of the people behind the scenes of Broadway productions.   More...

Alexandra Aron joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a drama teacher in the Upper Division, working with students in grades 11 and 12, as well as with fifth grade Lower Division students.   More...

This February, the Avenues arts department kicked off their first Middle School cabaret. Seventh and eighth grade students sang tunes from Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and many others.  More...

Our Middle School students are preparing for their premier spring play, an original work written by New York City playwright Max Posner.  More...

It’s been a jam-packed first few weeks at Avenues. And for the fifth graders, it’s been a big adjustment to the Middle School. It has been fascinating watching them figure out how to open their lockers, navigate changing classrooms and schedules and make new friends.  More...

For the last 6 weeks of the school year, Avenues Upper School ran an experiment in revolutionizing elective coursework. Science, art and elective courses stopped for the six weeks of the term, with the time instead given over to a set of entirely new, cross-departmental, large-block electives that often put students in the driver’s seat.  More...

Why read Shakespeare? Why see a Shakespeare play? Why have human beings for more than 400 years sought nourishment from Shakespeare’s work? What makes Shakespeare, Shakespeare? Why have and do so many people consider him the top dog in English, let alone world, literature?  More...

Over the last several months (January 28 through March 16), Drew Cortese, drama instructor for the Middle and Upper Schools at Avenues, played King Richard III in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s production of Richard III at the Folger Theatre in Washington DC.  More...

As part of an effort to make assemblies a regular, robust feature of Middle School life at Avenues, we’ve introduced a series called “Faculty Voices.” At bi-weekly assemblies, different faculty members have begun taking a phrase from the school’s mission statement and offering a brief reflection on its meaning and relevance. The purpose of these short meditations is two-fold: to keep the founding mission of the school alive and to give faculty a chance to step outside their normal roles and speak personally and passionately to the entire Middle School.  More...