Sixth Grade Students Win Playwriting ContestJanuary 22, 2015
Every fall during their study of ancient Greece and Greek mythology, sixth graders write dramatic adaptations of Greek myths for Greek Night, a beloved annual performance at SFDS. This year, Ms. Piersol submitted all nine scripts from Greek Night to a student playwriting contest through B Street Theatre in Sacramento, a company that produces a special School Tour of student-written plays. The theme for B Street’s 2015 winter tour is “Queens and Kings, Jokers and Jacks.” They solicited plays based on ancient and medieval history from students all over California, and two plays written by SFDS students were chosen! Congratulations to student writers Douglas Dawkins, Maya McDonald, James Poetzscher, and Jack Setrakian for the selection of their play Polyphemus’ Cave; and to Tabitha Cahan, Claudia Elsesser, Lucy Hurlbut, Simone Jacques, and Blair Mendes for the selection of Perseus and The Gorgon’s Head. We are excited to have B Street Theater come perform at the Day School so we can see our sixth graders’ work brought to life by professional actors, as well as honor the writers in front of their community. This special assembly will take place on Monday, February 9th from 1:15-2:00 p.m. in the gym. We hope to see you there!