Excel high school artist in residence Amy Raymond has brought live musical theater back to the high school students after a 13 year hiatus. Room13 Boston is a non profit community partner that “Empowers students through art and design education.”
This weekend Amy and nearly 45 students from the high school will put on the musical “Little shop of Horrors,” not only the first play production in 13 years but the first musical in a number of years no staff at the school can remember.
Students have been rehearsing since February and are ready for their theatrical debut this THURSDAY and FRIDAY evening at 6:30 pm. General admission is $5 and $3 for school students.
Get out for a fun (and cheap!) night of theater and support the arts at Excel High School!
About Room 13 Boston: We believe in the potential of every young person to be a leader, creator, and innovator. Using the Room 13 International’s four pillars of learning (as listed below) we seek to support students in their creative journey by showing them that they CAN create amazing things, CAN think deeply about events in the world, and CAN be responsible for their learning, to themselves, and to each other.
About Amy: Amy the Artist in Residence for Room 13 Boston currently working to make Room 13 Boston a reality and bring arts and design education to a Boston school. She holds a BFA from CalArts and an Ed.M from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work has focuses on Project Based Learning that places emphasis on student leadership and student voice/choice. Most recently she was an Arts Integration teacher for 9th graders at High Tech High Chula Vista. Amy has also worked professionally in Entertainment Design as a Technical Manager since 2007 including designing theme parks, museum exhibits, and events all over the world.
The production is funded with support from New England Studio Mechanics, BPSarts.org, UMASS, and MathWorks.