From Heather Lanza:
I am proud to share that the Waterwell Drama Program has won the prestigious Shubert Foundation High School Theater Festival for the second year in a row!
The Festival is a city-wide competition in which five productions are selected from among all the year’s High School shows from all five boroughs. I am thrilled that our community of young artists is being recognized in this way and am inspired by their commitment to making theater with excellence and empathy in challenging conditions.
Last year, Waterwell students’ virtual rendition of Romeo and Juliet, directed by our own Cherie Corinne Rice, was selected as a festival winner. This year, our production of Paula Vogel’s Indecent, which I directed and which was featured on stage at the Winter Garden Broadway theater on May 23, made us back-to-back winners.
The thriving creativity, artistry, and success of Waterwell students demonstrates the relevance and power of arts education rooted in empathy and engagement with civic issues that touch students’ lives.