By Shelly Newman
North Shore Schools, Glen Head, NY - On March 20th and 21st, seventh and eighth graders of North Shore Middle School performed in "School Daze," a middle school comedy by Lindsay Price, under the direction of teachers Mr. Lang, Mr. Messemer, Mr. Chillemi and Ms. Shea.
“School Daze” is a vignette play with short scenes exploring common middle school themes such as mastering locker combinations, dealing with bullies, and what to wear. The ensemble cast worked with their teachers on the first-ever StagE3 production weaving student written vignettes written by Olivia Nester, Sophia Barbetta and Sarina Koli with the script by Lindsay Price. Students were not only asked to collaborate but learned many important theatrical techniques such as improvisation and impersonation, with an emphasis of coming together as a theater troupe.
A standing ovation goes out to the following students who worked hard to make “School Daze” such a smashing success Alice Katok, Catherine Madden, Sebastian O'Hara, Ben Szemerenyi, Camille Giertl, Darcy Winter, Kayla Bailey, Ambrose Pompea, Naren Nandakumar, David Swett, Miranda Kianka, Olivia Bross, Christina Watkins, Sophia Barbetta, Julai Drew, Suhana Singh, Sarina Koli, Avery Goodman, Sonja Rose Bogolubov, Oliveia Nester, Claudia Scala, Zoe Siegel, Jaqueline Doody, Gabriella Roach, Nicole Smith, Paige Taylor, and Alissa Calo.
Teacher Pam Shea concluded by saying, "It was a very rewarding process watching our students become actors who learned to work together as a cohesive troupe. Mr. Chillemi, Mr. Lang, Mr. Messemer and I are extremely proud of these students who were willing to take a risk and be part of the first StagE3 production. They put on a fantastic performance."
Photo Caption: Photo by Gina Brown
Article written by Shelly Newman with assistance by Teacher Pam Shea
Pictured are North Shore Middle School students who recently performed in the first StagE3 production of “School Daze.”