"Incredible!" declares Anu Akibu '20. "Amazing!" is how Libby Flathers '21 describes the experience. Both students are simply echoing the consensus opinion of all those involved in this summer's Theater Arts trip to the United Kingdom, where 14 St. Markers and two faculty members took part in the 72nd annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The aim of the St. Mark’s Theater Department is to engage students in the classroom, in the rehearsal hall, on stage, backstage, and in the audience on and off campus. We hope to reveal the collaborative and multifaceted nature of theater as both an art and a craft — and as an integral means of reflecting who we are as participants in the world.
The Theatre Department is an active component in the life of the school, mounting a major main stage production in the fall and the winter, and the ever-popular Student Directed One Act Workshop in the spring. There exist numerous opportunities for performers and non-performers alike, and in a typical year, a little more than 20 percent of the student body participates in the productions.The productions vary in theme and content, and lately have included the zany, semi-improvisational Neo-futurist
- Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
- Our Town,
- The Laramie Project, a pungent chronicle of how that Wyoming community responded to the murder of Matthew Shepard, and Euripides's 5th century B.C. anti-war classic
- The Trojan Women, adapted and updated to the war in Iraq.
The first-ever St. Mark's Arts Fair delighted a large crowd of students and adults on Saturday evening, May 18. The inaugural event was organized and hosted by the Monitors.
On Friday, May 10, and Saturday May 11, the St. Mark's Theater Department will present performances of the Spring Play, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh.
The St. Mark's Musical Theater Club will present two performances of "Mamma Mia!" this weekend. Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Black Box theater.
The St. Mark's Theater Arts Department will be presenting the annual Winter Play, One Man, Two Guvnors, this week in the Putnam Family Arts Center's Black Box Theater. There will be evening performances on Wednesday, February 27; Thursday, February 28; and Friday, March 1. There will also be a Saturday matinee performance on March 2.