From September 19-23, the Advanced Theater students at Groves High School had the opportunity to work with noted playwright, librettist and lyricist, thanks to Mr. John Rutherford and a $300 grant from the BEF!
Students spent the start of this year rehearsing scenes from Mr. Jones's play, Alabama Story, and then performed these scenes in front of Mr. Jones, who offered feedback to students.
“Having Mr. Jones here gave me a new perspective about theater. I’m so used to looking at things from the actor or director perspective that it was cool to get the playwright’s perspective. It was great to read the read play then see how the playwright envisioned it.” PJ Roberts, Groves Senior.
“I think this experience with Mr. Jones has been an incredible opportunity. Having the chance to speak with someone who has done so much and learn through his stories has been great.” Ryan Larson, Groves Senior.
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