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A Writer’s Dilemma: Creating Theatre In A Pandemic

With most of the school at home and regulations on extracurricular activities throughout the quarantine, there has been a huge shift in the theater landscape. With all of these restrictions, the One Act plays, along with the rest of the Theater Showcase annually put on by CB, will be held online. This makes the artistic […]

With most of the school at home and regulations on extracurricular activities throughout the quarantine, there has been a huge shift in the theater landscape.

With all of these restrictions, the One Act plays, along with the rest of the Theater Showcase annually put on by CB, will be held online. This makes the artistic process many times more challenging for those involved. CB cast and crew also will not be able to perform at the annual Lenaea High School Theatre Festival. The performance at the festival is a great experience for theater kids looking to sharpen their skills and make waves in the high school theater community.

Even with all of the restrictions and complications, Angelina Landeros (’21), writer and director of the One Act Through Her Eyes, is determined to make the video production of her piece that she worked so hard on a smash hit that will blow everyone’s socks off.

“I’ve worked so hard on this play — I just want everything to work out,” the senior says. “The cast is ready, the crew is ready, we’re all ready.”

“I’m so excited to work such great young and aspiring actors, from seniors to freshmen. I see something great in this show, I know that the actors can do it, and I know that everything will work out because I have confidence in the actors and they have confidence in me.”

With the performances growing near, and the minds of the students focused on finals and grades, the time of memorization and rehearsal is slim.

“The first rehearsals of the show are in January, with the first read through taking place during [Christmas] break,””

Even with the restrictions on her and what she can do with her play, Angelina still has the utmost confidence in how it will turn out.

“Even with shortened time and maybe not as many days as we would have liked, we will get this thing done, and have a blast while doing it,” she says. “I won’t let a quarantine stop me from making this one act the best that I can make it.”

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