Drama Queens showcase comedic, dramatic abilities

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The advanced theatre class, better known as the Drama Queens, put on performances for the whole school during lunch. Their most recent showcase consisted of two monologues, two comedic scenes, a dramatic scene and a song. Photo by: Nelly Rouzroch ’18.

The advanced theatre class, more commonly known as The Drama Queens, is Archer’s resident theatre troupe that consists of 14 upper schoolers. The Drama Queens have performed numerous shows throughout the year for the Archer community, ranging from comedic scenes to dramatic monologues.

On Jan. 30 in the Blackbox Theatre, the group held their first showcase in 2017. Their performances included scenes, monologues and songs of various genres.

The first performance was a comedy called “All the King’s Women” by Luigi Jannuzzi. The scene starred juniors Jayla Brown, Regina Valitova and Julianna Goldsmith, who replaced senior Anabella Ronson-Benenati, as she was absent due to the flu.

Next, Sara Friedman ’18 sang “Summer in Ohio” from the musical comedy-drama, “The Last Five Years” and she was followed by Uma Halsted ’18 and Shira Goldstein ’19 who performed a dramatic scene from “Blue Stocking” by Jessica Swale. Additionally, senior Anika Ramlo performed a monologue from the corresponding play.

The fifth performance was another humorous scene, “Ride” by Eric Lane, starring  Goldsmith and senior Harley Smith. The second monologue, “One Naked Woman and a Fully Clothed Man” by Diana Amsterdam was acted out by Gabriella Weltman ’17.

Juniors Noa Diamond, Sophie Evans-Katz and Maya Winkler performed the final performance of the showcase — a scene called “Distracted,” which was written by Lisa Loomer.

“I think what I love most [about Drama Queens] is how last year it was created just because we were just a bunch of people that enjoy acting and enjoy performing for people and of course we enjoyed doing this in class, but it’s always a lot more fun to see peoples’ reaction to the stories we tell,” Brown said.

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  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. The comedic scene is called “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer. From left to right: Noa Diamond ’18, Sophie Evans-Katz ’18 and Maya Winkler ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. The comedic scene is called “Ride” by Eric Lane. From left to right: Harley Smith ’17 and Julianna Goldsmith ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. This scene was a monologue from “Blue stocking” by Jessica Swale. Starring: Anika Ramlo ’17.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. This was the first comedic scene called “All the King’s Women” by Luigi Jannuzzi. From left to right: Jayla Brown ’18, Regina Valitova ’18 and Julianna Goldsmith ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. The comedic scene is called “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer. From left to right: Noa Diamond ’18, Sophie Evans-Katz ’18 and Maya Winkler ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. The comedic scene is called “Ride” by Eric Lane. From left to right: Harley Smith ’17 and Julianna Goldsmith ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017. The comedic scene is called “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer. From left to right: Noa Diamond ’18, Sophie Evans-Katz ’18 and Maya Winkler ’18.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

  • The advanced theatre class, Drama Queens, performed a showcase for the Archer Community on Jan. 30, 2017.

    Photo credit: Anika Bhavnani

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