Stage and screen

Melissa McCormick
Melissa McCormick in a scene from Christopher Durang's play, "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You." Photo by Ralph Stewart

Posted November 15, 2007

Kate Murray's drama students presented scenes from stage and screen in three performances last week at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. The new black box theatre is in Ms. Murray's classroom. The intimate space offers a good experience for both actor and audience.

The scenes were shown in lieu of the traditional fall drama usually presented at this time. By doing scenes, the actors were able to perform in a wide variety of plays and also hone their audition skills, as monologues and scenes are often used when trying out for a role.

The students are working on an original play that will be entered in the Massachusetts Drama Guild competition and also the spring musical, "A Chorus Line."