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Student Review: HMTC delivers a powerful, deep rendition of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

Student Review: HMTC delivers a powerful, deep rendition of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros

Samuel Keimweiss, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

A man and a woman sit at a table. They talk to each other and order drinks. Everything seems perfectly fine, but something feels off. Look closer. The man is not a man, but a beast; a rhinoceros. Such is the nature of director and Theatre Teacher Joseph Timko’s adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s 19...

Costume and set design: behind-the-scenes of Rhinoceros

Costume and set design: behind-the-scenes of Rhinoceros

Natalie Sweet, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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A dark atmosphere permeates the Black Box, actors in ferocious rhinoceros costumes fill the inky, bare set of the production Rhinoceros. Unlike past productions, Rhinoceros uses multi-casting, in which two or more actors play the same role. The main character, Berenger, is played by four students, and...

Rhinoceros: Interview with Director Joseph Timko

John Mauro, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


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Staff Writer John Mauro (10) interviews Theatre Teacher and Director of Horace Mann Theatre Company’s Fall Production Joseph Timko and discuss Rhinoceros, a 20th century play about fascism. Why did you choose Rhinoceros in particular to be HMTC’s Fall production? Timko: Last March French Teache...

Advanced ensembles showcase their skills in evening performance

Advanced ensembles showcase their skills in evening performance

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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Yesterday at 7:30 p.m., long after the final departing school buses pulled away from campus and the last lingering students deserted the library, parents, teachers, and students listened to music resound from the magenta-lit Recital Hall stage as the Advanced Ensembles held their first concert. The...

Reinventing the wheel: students explore ceramics for upcoming installation

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018


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Reina McNutt (11), Taimur Moolji (11) Juli Moreira (12), and Jacob Bernheim (12) have been developing elaborate new ceramic techniques, giving them the opportunity to branch out and gain insight into what interests them as individual artists. Their latest creations are currently featured in the “W...

Poets in the making: students attend Dodge Poetry Festival

Poets in the making: students attend Dodge Poetry Festival

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


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Today, students, led by English Teacher Rebecca Bahr, will attend the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry festival and listen to poets perform their artwork, share their stories, and teach their craft. Bahr started encouraging students to attend the Dodge Poetry Festival over 10 years ago after going with her ...

Faculty and students explore novel modes of storytelling in Upper Division Tectonic Theatre workshop

Faculty and students explore novel modes of  storytelling in Upper Division Tectonic Theatre workshop

Isabella Abbott, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018


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On Wednesday, Theatre Teacher Benjamin Posner hosted an Upper Division theatre workshop with a teaching artist from the Tectonic Theatre Project to broaden the artistic and creative horizons of students and faculty alike. Based in NYC, the Tectonic Theatre Project aims to explore and utilize new thea...

Arts Club Decorates Lutnick Hall

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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When Gabby Fischberg (10) walked into Lutnick Hall for the first time, she immediately noticed that the new building’s walls were blank and empty. Although construction was unfinished, the bareness of the building was clear, she said. Fischberg decided that the first initiative of her new arts clu...

Timothy Ho assumes the role of N-12 Music Program Coordinator

Jackson Feigin and Adam Frommer

October 5, 2018


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Assuming the new role of N-12 Music Program Coordinator, Timothy Ho aims to implement a more cohesive, improved music curriculum at the school, in hopes of enhancing the musical education of students across all divisions. Before this year, there was nobody to coordinate the music curriculum and keep ...

Drawing and painting classes explore galleries in Downtown Manhattan

Oliver Steinman, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018


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On September 28, Visual Arts Teacher Kim Do’s AP Studio and Honors Drawing and Painting 4 and 5 classes will visit several art galleries in downtown Manhattan. The trip will focus on what Do calls “perceptual” and “scientific” art, which connects to the work his students are creating in class...

Spotlight: Spectrum

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


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Look back five years and you can find the beginnings of the student band ‘Spectrum’ in the school’s official Middle Division band. Now, five band members united by a love of music continue to perform. Bassist, pianist, and singer James Gluck (12) came up with the name Spectrum, but before the b...

Guts, gore, glory: a review of three time Emmy winning TV show Game of Thrones

Guts, gore, glory: a review of three time Emmy winning TV show Game of Thrones

Amelia Feiner, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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The seventh season of Game of Thrones has earned a staggering yet deserved twenty-two Emmy nominations this year, more than any other show on television. The show, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, has kept millions of fans, including myself, captivated since 2011. The eighth and fin...

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