Student-Directors Shine During Annual ‘Revolutions Festival’
Upper School Drama students watched their self-directed plays come to life on the stage of Benjamin Hall during the annual Revolutions Festival. The festival, held on February 1 and 2, showcases the work of student-directors who have created individual one-act plays over the span of months in their English elective “Page to Stage.” Students outside the class are also given the opportunity to write and submit plays for consideration in the festival.
“Why Revolutions? We thought it is an apt title for this evening and how everything you will experience is student-centered . . . student playwrights, student directors and student actors,” said Artistic Director and Upper School Drama Teacher Tom Bazar.
Bazar said he had more submissions and more student artists this year than last.
“The performing arts at Benjamin are thriving. Watching the students, from the early drafts of the play, to auditions and rehearsals, rekindled my passion for what the performing arts can do. I saw a different level of ownership, dedication, purpose and collaborative effort from these youngsters that is truly ‘revolutionary,’ said Bazar.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.