Upperclassmen get an opportunity to direct their very own shows
Senior directed shows will begin on Monday, May 15 with a play directed by Gabriella Baldassari performing at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Christian Gonzalez at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 16, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and a play directed by Sky Young will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 will include the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, the play directed by Gonzalez will perform at 4:30 p.m. and the play directed by Baldassari will perform at 6:30 p.m. The final show will be the play directed by Young at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19. All shows will perform in the Black Box Theatre and will cost $5. Snacks will be sold by the booster club at the shows.
These shows are one of the first opportunities that seniors get to be the ones in charge.
“It is important, in my opinion, to have the culmination of all the knowledge they’ve accumulated over four years to be able to turn that knowledge around and find a new challenge,” Theater Director Wayde Young said.
Every year, four seniors are allowed to direct a play themselves. This year, only three seniors, Baldassari, Gonzalez, and Young, got the opportunity to pick their own shows, direct them themselves with little help from their teachers, and work with their own casts.
“[I’m looking forward to] working with my actors,” Young said. “I expect them to work hard and have fun.”
Senior directs are a lot of responsibility, not only for the cast but for the directors themselves.
“My show has a lot of technical aspects in it that I am still trying to figure out, so I am a little nervous about trying to see what will work in the space we have,” Baldassari said. By Heather Cullen