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Schouten Shares Her Passion

Phillipian: What are the strengths of our Theater Department as it is now? Alison Schouten: Andover’s Theater Department provides students interested in theater with fantastic opportunities. The faculty are all well-versed in the field [of theater.] Students have incredible visions for projects as well as the will and talent to put these projects together. Phillipian:…

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Wallace Keeps a Watchful Eye

Phillipian: How have you been involved with acting and directing? Lydia Wallace: I have acted in two classrooms and two musical reviews. I have also directed three classrooms before this term’s Drama Lab, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Phillipian: What has been your personal favorite experience with the theater program at Andover? Why does…

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From Oedipus to Absurdity

So here we are in a new term. Places to go, people to see, and PA Theater shows to watch. Whether you are the avid dramatist or the “catch-a-play-if-Ryley-isn’t-open-yet” type, the Theater and Dance Department has a show for you this term. From satire to Broadway tunes, spring term promises endless variety upon the stages…

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Andover Celebrates Theater for 225th Anniversary

Phillips Academy is known far and wide for its academic rigor and its students’ incredible work. The school’s World Language and English Departments are among the best in the nation. But, above all, PA’s Theater Department has been, and continues to be, one of the Academy’s most praised areas. If you don’t believe it, take…

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Byer Begins Anew: Actress-Turned-Producer Comments on New Role

Phillipian: Starting at the beginning, why did you want to become a producer? Were there any particularly inspiring moments? Jenny Byer: When I took leave last spring, I worked with a teacher at home to create an elective course to introduce middle school students to theater. This was my first time working backstage, and I…

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