Rave Reviews for 10th Annual Ross One-Act Plays

AU0A4116 This past weekend, members of the Ross community gathered to watch the 10th Annual Ross One-Act Plays: You Never Know What You're Gonna Get, a delightful evening of theater showcasing the diverse talents of our students. The much-anticipated event did not disappoint, offering a powerful mix of comedic and dramatic performances. The seven plays and two monologues were drawn from award-winning entries to national play writing competitions.

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Under the guidance of Performing Arts teacher Gerard Doyle, the students put together professional performances that are sure to pull in coveted nominations for Teeny Awards, which recognize the theatrical talents of high school students on the East End. Winners will be announced in June. This year also brought senior Katie Morgan’s directorial debut; she worked with talented actresses Isabel Timerman ’16 and Camila Mendonca ’16 to develop a hilarious play about two friends discussing dating and relationships, So Tell Me About This Guy.

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“Our theater program is an important part of the overall experience at Ross,” Gerard said. “It’s wonderful to watch how the creative process and performances help the students develop confidence and self-assurance, and the talents that emerge are terrific.”

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Fall One-Act Plays

The Legend of Bloody Mary By Rebecca Young; directed by Gerard Doyle Carrie.................................................. Caly Stewart Bridget................................................ Ava Seccuro Hannah.............................................. Gianna Scala

18 More Reasons Not to Be in a Play By Alan Haenel; directed by Gerard Doyle ................................................... Chandler Littleford

So Tell Me About This Guy By Dolores Whiskeyman; directed by Katie Morgan Marla............................................. Isabel Timerman Angie........................................... Camila Mendonca

Airborne By Gib Johnson; directed by Gerard Doyle Sawyer.......................................... Bruna Armstrong Doctor...................................... Emmanuelle Benard Lisa................................................ Beatriz Rigueira

The Baby War By Laura Cotton; directed by Gerard Doyle Carolyn.......................................... Lauren McClean April.............................................. Leona Rethmann Patricia............................................. Victoria Rocha

Thank You So Much for Stopping By Halley Feiffer; directed by Gerard Doyle .......................................................... Katie Morgan

No Dogs Allowed By Shel Silverstein; directed by Gerard Doyle Mrs. Q................................................ Sophia Beck Wills.................................................... Bernardo Sá

Tape By Jose Rivera; directed by Gerard Doyle Person................................................. Bruce Wang

Lunchtime By Rob Marcato Angela................................................ Katie Morgan Donna................................................. Sophia Beck Man..................................................... Bernardo Sá

CREW Lighting Designer..................... Sebastian Paczinsky Stage Manager............................... Nadzia Kempski Assistant Stage Managers......... Emma-Scott Egbert, Denise Garcia, Sarah Jannetti, Rachel Lerner Lighting Board Operator....................... Alex LaPierre Sound Design.......................................... Adin Doyle Sound Desk Operator................ Mark Frenzel-Sulyok

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