STC articles

The Privilege of Peeing

The curtains of the Murray Kahn Theater opened to a grim color scheme of yellow and black, topped with a garbage green brick wall that read “Public Amenity #9,” the most disgusting urinal in town. The arrangement of set pieces was intentionally messy, setting a backdrop for the varying levels of chaos that would ensue

Beyond Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie resident Zubaida (junior Mika Simoncelli) struggles to imagine what a theatrical interpretation of her small town’s story could possibly be like. “You’re gonna be on stage in New York, and you’re gonna be acting like you’re us,” she says. “That’s so weird!” She has a point. The demographics and political leanings of Stuyvesant’s student

drowsy chaperone

The Rousing Chaperone

The lights in the Murray Kahn Theater dimmed to a blackout. The pre-show announcements were made in the dark, and then a shadowy figure emerged in front of the curtain and sat down in a patterned armchair. Moments passed on the pitch-black stage, and then the figure spoke. “I hate theater,” he said. He continued

A Truly “High School” Musical

The Stuyvesant Theater Community (STC), long known for its members’ passion and energy, yet also for its technical difficulties, embraced these flaws and used them to its advantage in this year’s spring comedy, a production of “High School Musical,” which occurred on the nights of May 11, 13, and 14. “High School Musical” tells the

The Great Gatsby: A Comedic Drama

The Stuyvesant Theater Community (STC) is known for making race-blind, gender-blind casting choices—in last year’s production of “12 Angry Men,” students of all genders and all races played the typically white and male jurors. This year’s winter drama, “The Great Gatsby,” was no exception to this rule, with the casting of senior Ares Aung as

STC's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Color

We Have A Winner

No one thought Leaf Coneybear (senior Henry Rosenbloom) was qualified to make it to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He was a stubby, scruffy little kid who wore a skateboard helmet, a ragged red cape, and pants that resembled some kind of preschool art project—a fabric collage, maybe. When he was asked to

Beyond Love, Blood, and Rhetoric

More than anything, I think it’s safe to say that existentialism is a whole lot of fun to laugh at. I mean, we’re jaded teenagers; we’ve programmed our brains to believe that what we detect to be high and mighty esotericism is nothing but a conspiracy written by our weird uncles that forces us to

12 Somewhat Aggravated, Variously-Gendered People

Boldness can be manifested in various forms. When one man makes the intrepid decision to separate himself from the majority, he is being bold. When, in an age of simple entertainment that is snappy and quick, a group of teenagers puts on a play that is devoid of colorful embellishments, this group of teenagers is

Vive La Vie Bohème

The Stuyvesant Theater Community (STC) is no stranger to taking on large productions, admittedly to sometimes mixed results. While bedeviled by certain problems, this year’s fall musical, “Rent,” was also excellent in some areas. (The STC also puts on a winter drama and a spring comedy). “Rent,” a reworking of Puccini’s opera “La Bohème,” takes

La Vie: Behind the Scenes of “Rent”

When the curtain rises on Wednesday, November 5, over a freezing apartment on the corner of 11th St. and Avenue B for the first of three performances of “Rent,” weeks of work from your fellow students will have come to fruition. Since September, during a few all-day sessions and after school, they have worked on