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Comedy of Errors blends Shakespeare and Hip Hop

Comedy of Errors blends Shakespeare and Hip Hop

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Upper School Drama Department pulled off yet another showstopper with its fall production of The Comedy of Errors. The play aired over two weekends, Friday 11/3, Saturday 11/4, Friday 11/10, and Saturday, 11/11. The production took inspiration from Lin Manuel-Miranda's Broadway hit, Hamilton, and adde...

“Comedy of Errors” promises humor and camaraderie

“Comedy of Errors” promises humor and camaraderie

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Editor-in-Chief

November 2, 2017


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Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors takes an ironic turn on the stage in the Upper School’s fall play featuring seniors Kioni Marshall and Hannah Goodwin-Pierce. Both actors will be playing a set of male twins. While Shakespeare’s Globe cast men for its female roles, Drama teacher and Director Will...

AP Art Exhibit Displays Students’ Concentrations

AP Art Exhibit Displays Students’ Concentrations

By Georgia Panitz, Arts Editor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Slider

On Monday, May 15th at 6 P.M. the annual AP Studio Art thesis exhibit was displayed in Allen Hall. The class consists of seven seniors including Izzy Ampil, Camille Butterfield, Ashley Halloran, Eleanor Heinrich, Sunya Hassan, Cory Weinreb, and Morgan Zepf. Each seniors’ pieces are previewed a...

Acting 1, 2, and 3 perform at the annual Acting Showcase

Acting 1, 2, and 3 perform at the annual Acting Showcase

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Slider

Students in Acting 1, 2, and 3 performed at the annual acting showcase on Thursday, May 11. Each year, acting classes hold a performance to showcase their talents. Each student is required to participate as their final grade in the class, and the whole Hackley community is invited to see their performance. This...

Seniors take final bows at spring Coffeehouse

Seniors take final bows at spring Coffeehouse

By Lei Anne Rabeje, Politics Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Arts

The Upper School bade farewell to Senior performers during the spring Coffeehouse, whose artistry and talents have graced the stage for the past four years. From senior Sarah Lucente’s deep, baritone voice to Jackson Corrigan’s technique on the piano and knowledge of music theory, the senior per...

AP Artists put final touches on their portfolios

AP Artists put final touches on their portfolios

By Christian Riegler, Photo Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Arts

Unlike other Advanced Placement classes offered at Hackley, the AP Art class does not focus on learning material throughout the year that appears on a cumulative test in May. Instead, around the end of April and beginning of May, the AP Art class of seven seniors prepares to submit an “AP Studio Art ...

Final Coffeehouse showcases diverse community talent

Final Coffeehouse showcases diverse community talent

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2017


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This year's final Coffeehouse, hosted by seniors Bujana Mulosmani and Ivie Uzamere, featured another wide-ranging set of acts, including appearances from never before seen performers and a tribute to the Class of 2017. Enjoy the photos and videos from The Dial‘s coverage below. Photos by Benjy Ren...

Delia Tager projects her poetic talents to States

Delia Tager projects her poetic talents to States

By Christian Riegler, Photography Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts, Slider

It is sometimes difficult to put into context the infamous story of Michael Jordan being cut from his high school basketball team, but junior Delia Tager embodies this very same perseverance and eventual master of her craft with regard to Poetry Out Loud. Although cut from her English class round he...

All in the Timing brings comedy and love to the stage

All in the Timing brings comedy and love to the stage

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Slider

Amid a cancelled performance on Friday due to snowy weather, the cast and crew of All In The Timing gathered in the PAC for one last performance on Saturday, March 11. The play is a collection of short one-act piece which explores words, language and timing. The exploration and analysis allowed the tale...

Coffeehouse showcases Hackley’s artistic voices

Coffeehouse showcases Hackley’s artistic voices

By LiliAnna Khosrowshahi, Assistant Feature Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

Audience When you walk into the Performing Arts Center and hear the sound of Wade Tonken’s familiar voice, see the massive cooler of Starbucks bottled mocha frappuccinos and the spotlights hitting the array of instruments on the stage, you know it’s showtime. Coffeehouse is one of Hackey’s most at...

Finding solace: artistic expression of a night owl

Finding solace: artistic expression of a night owl

By Natalie Sukhman, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

While many use art as an outlet for informal expression or as a form of relaxation, senior AP Art student Eleanor Henrich uses it as a way to communicate with people, believing that art is the physical representation of an artist’s soul. She has always been creative, as an artist her whole life, bu...

Upper School actors partner with Middle School peers

Upper School actors partner with Middle School peers

By Katy Robertson and Samantha Rosenstein

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts

As the Hackley community strives to link its students in all grades, the Upper School drama program, led by Willie Teacher, has initiated a partnership with Middle School drama teacher Merideth Maddox’s acting students. Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, Upper School acting classes have peri...

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