This year, the Theater Arts vocation class presented the end of the year play and CTE exam for the County Prep Senior and Junior Theatre Arts students. The students rehearsed and performed an adaptation of the public domain translation of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Ms. Raluca Shields.
This year, the students focused on spoken and unspoken comedic skills, physical comedy, movement, improvisational and commedia dell’arte skills. The play tells the story of a hungry servant, none other than Truffaldino, played by Mathew Segovia, who, upon realizing that working for two masters could ensure him a greater supply of food, tries to do the job of two men while working desperately to conceal that fact from both employers- Florindo and Beatrice, played respectively by Ethan Barragan and Tatyana Serrato. This piece was chosen to showcase our talented performers this year, in particular the graduating seniors Megan Wasserman, Jaden Misaro, Fred Veloz, Michelle Oshiro, Brandon Nocelatl, Emely Rivera, Tatyana Serrato, Mathew Segovia, Khira Fried, Ethan Barragan and Reanna Cruz. Seniors were joined in performance by Juniors Greta Bumas, Alexandria Nunez, and Sinae Brooks, and Sophomores Brianna Lutin, Eileen Berger and Olivia Marum.
Special recognition also goes to lighting technician Junior Phoenix Campbell, backstage technician Chase McBride and Alani Robberts, under the guidance of our Lighting Designer Lance A. Michel. Our costume designer Senior Yvette Cruz worked tirelessly on the costumes, and our intern, Senior Muneeb Amal painted the set designed by Raluca Shields.
Ms. Shields is very proud of all of the cast and crew who have worked on this production. An excerpt of this production has received the Judge’s Award at the Teen Arts Alliance competition in May. A special congratulation goes to all the graduating Seniors, some of whom are embarking on further Theatre training at Rutgers Mason Gross, Rider University and NJCU.
by Carlo Goldoni