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From HMTC to playwriting: Halley Feiffer’s (‘03) journey in theatre

Liliana Greyf, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2019


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From acting in productions in Gross to writing plays for the Geffen Playhouse, Playwrite Halley Feiffer ’03 possesses a love for the performing arts that extends beyond the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC). Having dedicated hours of rehearsals to HMTC, Feiffer believes that the school’s theatr...

Naomi Mishkin ‘07 makes her mark on the fashion industry

Jude Herwitz, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


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Naomi Mishkin (’07) first started working in fashion in the Middle Division, when she sold her homemade hand bags to her friends. Her journey to holding a trunk show for her own fashion label, Naomi Nomi, has not been a straight shot, but nonetheless, last Saturday she debuted five new silk scarves ...

Fisher Gallery features works from HM 246 Program

Fisher Gallery features works from HM 246 Program

Liliana Greyf, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2019


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The school’s second annual HM 246 Gallery, which showcased a diverse and colorful selection of art ranging from paintings to handmade catapults, opened this past Wednesday in the Fisher Gallery. HM 246 is a community service program led by the Center for Community Values and Action (CCVA) in whic...

Orchestras and Wind Ensembles perform in annual Winter Concert

Lauren Kim and Morgan Smith

March 8, 2019


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With composer Eric Ewazen watching on in the audience, students performed in the UD Winter Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert directed by Music Teachers Michael Bomwell and Nathan Hetherington in Gross Theatre on Thursday. Both the wind ensemble and sinfonietta played pieces by Ewazen, a composer at...

Baseball Player Bernie Williams performs with steel band in concert

Baseball Player Bernie Williams performs with steel band in concert

Abby Beckler and Julia Robbins

March 1, 2019


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Minutes before the second steel drums performance started, Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly and drummer Donald Howard (11) stood in Olshan Lobby being interviewed by Channel 11 News. Most performances at school don’t garner such media attention, but when a famous baseball player turned guitarist comes to play...

Teen Art Gallery opens ninth annual gallery

Teen Art Gallery opens ninth annual gallery

Nshera Tutu and Stephen Chien

March 1, 2019


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From nailing in a piece of artwork to the wall, or hand-picking submissions of artwork from 22 states and 3 continents, the Teen Art Gallery (TAG) is entirely run and curated by teenagers around the country. TAG will run from March 2nd to March 7th in lower Manhattan. The gallery’s main theme is Gene...

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

The halls are alive with the sound of music: exploring Music Week’s history and impact

Isabella Abbott, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019


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Solo cellist Elad Babillo filled Olshan Lobby with warm melodies, marking the beginning of a week full of music and learning for the school community. A group of students gathered before the start of A Period to witness this inaugural performance, and throughout the rest of the day, the halls of Tilli...

King Charles III: Costume and makeup

Eliza Poster, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Moments after an ensemble member strides off the Gross Theatre stage, they are engulfed in the backstage ambiance which play director Benjamin Posner described as “controlled chaos.” Actors rush to designated changing areas, swiftly swapping garments, pulling off wigs, smearing a new shade of lipsti...

King Charles III: British accents in theatre

Julia Robbins, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Imagine having a robin’s egg resting on your tongue; that’s what the actors in the winter play, King Charles III, have been practicing for weeks. During four of their rehearsals, dialect coach Kate Villanova helped the actors prepare for their roles as British people, and one piece of advice she ga...

King Charles III: Student Review

Sam Keimweis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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The Queen is dead, the new king is upending the status quo, and England is collapsing into chaos. Thrust into the setting of the Tony award nominated predictive play King Charles III, the Horace Mann Theater Company (HMTC) produces a brilliant performance full of emotion, thought-provoking themes, and ...

King Charles III: Genderless casting

Amleia Feiner, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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When director Benjamin Posner was casting The Horace Mann Theater Company’s (HMTC) production of King Charles III, he left out one notable casting criteria: gender. Four main, male characters in the script were changed to females characters. In fact, the original production of the play featured only tw...

Diversity in Television

Madison Li and Mayanka Dingrha

February 1, 2019


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70 percent of 127 students who responded to a Record poll believe there is a lack of representation of people of color in television. “Whether we are conscious of it or not, so much of what we learn growing up and our subsequent views of the world around us comes from what we see on television,” Al...

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