Tisbury students use drama to step back in history

Jacob Maccaferri and Madison Lopez-Mata listen to Phyllis Vecchia describe their roles. — Photo courtesy of Phyllis Vecchia

Tisbury School students had an opportunity to bring history to life through a three-month program called Women in History Through Theatre.

Phyllis Vecchia of Creative Drama presented classes to the 6th and 8th grade. Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Hutchinson and women from the Salem witchcraft trails were among those studied.

“The children were taught about the lives of the women, dressed up in costumes and reenacted their life and time in history,” Ms. Vecchia said in an email to The Times.

The program was paid for by the Town of Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, and private donors. For more information about the program, contact Phyllis Vecchia at 508-696-8738.