Friday, June 05, 2020

Carmel Academy’s Middle School Theater Troupe proudly presented its debut production of “Romeo and Juliet: The Comedy!.” The play was directed by Carmel Academy teacher Maayan Loewenberg, who is a trained thespian and wrote the comedic interpretation of this classic Shakespeare drama.

The production was the culmination of Carmel Academy’s after school theater program in which the students learned various theatrical techniques and methods. Their main focus was on the Meisner Technique, which stresses the actor’s ability to do instead of act, work together with the scene partners, and live from one unanticipated moment to the next on stage. The students also practiced stage presence, body language and basic vocal training.

Close to 100 people attended the laugh-out-loud rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and plans are underway for an expansion of the popular theater program.

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