By Isabela Supovitz-Aznar
For Senior Julia Boyer, her capstone project choice was simple:
“I wrote and directed a play.”
It all started sophomore year, when Mr. Block and Mr. Miles assigned the students to write scenes with the help of the organization Young Philly Playwrights, which comes and works with SLA to help them write monologues, scenes, or plays to submit to the program.
Julia wrote a one-act play as a part of that program, which is one of two pieces that will be performed as a part of her theater festival on Friday, March 16th.
Most of the people involved in the play have been student volunteers. many are seniors but there is also a junior and a freshman. The have been rehearsing every Wednesday and Thursday after school in the drama studio for months in preparation of the big show.
At first, Julia found the live production of her work to be “weird,” but that changed as the rehearsals continued.
“I liked seeing something that I created on paper come to life,” she said.
She also said that if she could have changed anything, she would have paced herself more, taken the time to edit her plays more, met with her mentor and her actors more. But it seems like she learned a lot from her experience.
There are three performances, all on Friday, March 16th: One each during X and Y bands, and 4:30 after school. All performances are free.