The Little Theater That Could

Theater Arts Newsletter, George W. Hewlett HS, Spring 2019


On April 11th-13th, the Theater Company at George W. Hewlett High School presented the hilarious mystery and classic comedy Clue that kept audiences guessing and laughing until the end!

The show was directed by theater teacher, Dawn DeMaio, and the set was built and designed by art teacher, Jenn Csorba. Clue was produced by science teachers, Marty Kilkenny and Ilene Gabel.

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International Thespian Honor Society Inductions

The following students were inducted in the International Thespian Honor Society, Troupe #2838 at a ceremony on May 20th:

Emily Bar-Mashiah

Sophie Finkelstein

Maxim Fishman

Daniel Giron

Aaron Goldberg

Renee Haimov

Socrates Lambros

Jada Lewis

A.J. Minzer

Frank Osso

Adam Roth

Olivia Sava

Logan Swerdloff

David Umanskiy

Nate Vanegas

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In the Spotlight: Dr. Seuss

The Thespian Honor Society sponsored the children's show, In the Spotlight, on March 7th in the Little Theater. Children and parents from throughout the district attended this special event celebrating storytelling through live theater.

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Day of Theater Showcases

The Day of Theater Showcases were held on March 14th and included original scene work, scene studies, Shakespearean acting, Mime projects, Commedia del arte performances and directing projects of all the students in the Theater program.

Class Feature: Theater Workshop 1 & 2

This full - year, intermediate theater course covers topics such as original monologues, audition preparation, film studies, commedia del arte, mime/pantomime, multi-media projects, poor theater and play/scene study. Period 6 was lively this year with a spirited group that could be found wearing masks, filming scenes for our latest project, or happily rehearsing a project for the stage.

Senior Theatre One Acts

For the past 18 years seniors who have completed the entire Theater Arts sequence have had the opportunity to create and direct their own one act projects using actors within our program. The event has grown in size and scope and entails two afternoons of different projects presented for free for the community. It is a vital part of the curriculum of the Rudiments of Directing class we offer through Adelphi University at our school.

Audiences, once again, enjoyed the Senior Theater One Acts that were performed on May 20th and 21st in the Little Theater.

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Goodbye Seniors!

Congratulations to our Thespian Honor Seniors graduating this year:

Amen Atif

Emily Bar-Mashiah

Shier Benhamou

Izabella Bostina

Isabella DeMarinis

Stephanie Efrem

Hailee Elias

Danielle Frucchione

Gabrielle Guagenti

Sarah Howe

Anastasia Kokora

Brianna Kovit

Edward Maday

Daniela Popilevsky

Ofek Preis

Miralem Purisic

Nathaniel Reyes

Jacob Riegel

Adam Roth

Juliette Squicciarini

Jack Tipiere

Jonathan Trachtenberg

David Umanskiy