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

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

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