Studio shows and Shakespeare

March 13, 2018

On March 9 and 10, theatre students presented the first production of the spring semester, A Fire Just Waiting.

A Fire Just Waiting, this semester’s studio show, was devised by the cast under the guidance of Jess Pillmore of Creatively Independent. The modern-day Joan of Arc story was inspired by the music of Ani DiFranco and featured the talents of four separate Interlochen Arts Academy programs: theatre, music, singer-songwriter and comparative arts.

On March 15, a group of theatre students traveled to nearby Traverse City to view an open dress rehearsal of the Old Town Playhouse’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The production is directed by Shelby Lewis (IAA 02-05), an Arts Academy graduate and Theatre Division substitute teacher.

Rehearsals also continue for the other two spring productions, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Oedipus Rex.