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AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

Claire Skelley, President of Blurred Vision Theatre Company Last weekend, many members of AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company attended the Fall 2015 DTASC Festival (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California) in Downtown Los Angeles. The scenes and monologists we entered into this year’s festival were some of the best we’ve had. The Sweeney Todd musical… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

AVPA Theatre at 2015 DTASC Festival

Last weekend, many members of AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company attended the Fall 2015 DTASC Festival (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California) in Downtown Los Angeles. The scenes and monologists we entered into this year’s festival were some of the best we’ve had. The Sweeney Todd musical scene (directed by Paxton Amor, Claire Skelley and… Continue Reading

The Mental State

The Mental State

AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theatre Company presents The Mental State, an exciting and deeply emotional family drama that addresses addiction, faith and mental illness in our society. The playwright, drama teacher Josh Adell, raises important and relevant questions about the way our culture handles mental illness. Andrew Cady, played by junior Ben Hilsberg, struggles with school,… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre Plans Exciting Fall Season

AVPA Theatre Plans Exciting Fall Season

It’s only the third week of school and AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theater Company is going full steam ahead! We are offering classes in Playwriting (WLAC), Stagecraft, Advanced Lighting and Beginning Acting and Improvisation.  Our Improv team has been chosen and DTASC scenes have been cast. We have also started rehearsals for our fall play The… Continue Reading

A Chorus Line Lauded at NYA Awards

{fshare}AVPA Theatre’s recent production of A Chorus Line has been honored at the National Youth Arts 10th Annual Awards.  The entire cast was named an Outstanding Ensemble by the judges.  In addition, Senior Ryan Gacula was awared Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Paul and Freshman Emma deZarn garned a Best… Continue Reading

AVPA Theatre at DTASC

AVPA Theatre at DTASC

{fshare} On Saturday April 18th students from Blurred Vision Theatre Company attended the Shakespeare DTASC Festival (Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California) in North Hills Ca. at James Monroe High School. We entered two scenes (a scene from Twelfth Night directed by Cricket Cary-Green, and a scene from Macbeth, directed by Samuel Petersen) and two… Continue Reading

AVPA’s Spring Musical: A Chorus Line

AVPA’s Spring Musical: A Chorus Line

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The ultimate celebration of the American Musical, share in the story of 17 dancers competing for a few coveted spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through the audition they bare their souls while sharing stories of their childhood ambitions, fears, and experiences in show business. This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line, whether it is for promotion, for attention, for approval, or for love.

Parental Advisory: Contains strong language and mature subject matter.

March 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm and March 8 at 1pm

Robert Frost Auditorium (4401 Elenda St, Culver City, 90230)

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AVPA Theatre at CETA

AVPA Theatre at CETA

 

{fshare}cetagroupAVPA’s Blurred Vision Theater Company thoroughly enjoyed attending the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) festival last weekend at Fullerton Union High School. CETA is an annual three-day theatre festival where theater kids from all over Southern California come together to watch magnificent plays, learn new skills in workshops and bond with fellow theater-lovers. This year, BVTC proudly entered three senior monologists: Sonya Broner, Angel Salas, and Monika Elmont. We also won the Artistic Merit Award for our production of The Seagull that we presented last fall. Everyone in the company was ecstatic when the award was presented and we were extremely proud of our accomplishments!

Over the three days, students had the privilege of watching four main stage productions, a festival of scenes, and attend three workshops of their choice. The teachers of these workshops were highly trained in subjects ranging from British dialects to ensemble building. Certificates of Merit were awarded to Samuel Petersen, Ryan Gacula, Oliver Berliner, Paxton Amor, Reno Behnken, Carly Shiever and more for their success in The Seagull. Our hair and makeup crew members received Certificates of Merit as well as our cast and crew as a whole. CETA is a highlight of the year for Blurred Vision Theater Company and this festival in particular was one of the best we have attended.

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AVPA Theatre Shines at Festival

AVPA Theatre Shines at Festival

{fshare}Students from the AVPA Theatre Department had a chance to show off their chops at the annual Fall Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) Festival. The Large Group Drama scene along with the Musical scene and both monologues made it to semi -finals. A fun day was had by all!

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AVPA Theatre Prepares Fall Play

AVPA Theatre Prepares Fall Play

{fshare}   AVPA’s Blurred Vision Theater Company is in rehearsals for our fall play, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov! Jill Novick, the AVPA Creative Director of Theatre, is directing, with set and lighting design by Kirsten Opstad and stage management by Caitlyn Crowe.  Written in 1895 and first produced in 1896, The Seagull is generally considered… Continue Reading