“Arts Week” Features Six Nights of Performances

Lawrence Academy’s Visual Artists, Thespians, Musicians, Singers, and Dancers featured during the Spring Term Arts Showcase

Even as Lawrence Academy inches ever closer to the inevitable post-graduation slow down, both the weather and the calendar are heating up.

As a reminder, make sure to peruse the upcoming schedule of performances during LA’s Spring Term Arts Showcase – a.k.a. “Arts Week.”

Commencing Friday, May 17, and continuing through Friday, May 24, a dozen performances and ehibitions will grace our spaces and stages.

Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM Honors Art Opening, Conant Gallery
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM New England Brass Band with LA Singers, RMPAC

Monday, May 20, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 PM Student Production: “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” in the Theatre Classroom

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM Spring Music Ensemble, Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center; Music Recital, Lalu Saldanha ’20, follows in the Recital Hall

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
6:30 – 7:15 PM, Music Recital, Justin Chen ’19, Conant Art Gallery
7:30 – 8:30 PM Student Production: “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” in the Theatre Classroom

Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM, Spring Visual Arts Opening, Williams Gallery
7:00 – 8:00 PM, Spring Dance Performance, Black Box Theatre

Friday, May 24, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM, Spring Music Recital, Recital Hall
8:00 – 9:00 PM, Spring Dance Performance, Black Box Theatre

Performance information subject to change; watch this space for additions…

Students Set to Stage “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” May 20 & 22

Lawrence Academy Juniors Rachel Gallant & Mia Gage present Steiner’s play

On Sunday, May 12, Director of Theatre Joel Sugerman announced:

“Here is a performance that you should come to if you like good theatre: Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons – the final performance of a theatre intensive independent by juniors Rachel Gallant and Mia Gage, Monday and Wednesday, May 20 & 22 in the Theatre Classroom.”

The Goodreads.com synopsis reads:

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.

“Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” imagines a world where we’re forced to say less.

It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons…

Sounds so intriguing! Break a leg Mia and Rachel

LA Announces 2019 Graduation Speaker

Kate Williams of “1% for the Planet” will keynote LA’s 226th commencement

Groton, MA – Kate Williams of “1% for the Planet” will keynote the 226th commencement exercises of Lawrence Academy.

Kate Williams. Photo: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

Devoted to balancing her passion for spending time outdoors with her commitment to doing the often desk-bound work of stewarding and advocating for outdoor places, Ms. Williams stepped into the role of CEO at 1% for the Planet – a global and diverse network, which proves that anyone can make a difference – in May 2015.

Kate brought a strong track record as a leader to the non-profit company, including roles as Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), as Executive Director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, as founder and owner of a farm business enterprise, and as an elected political leader in her community.

Ms. Williams also brings a deep passion for and commitment to the power of collective action; a call for action currently taken up on the LA campus by the student-led Lawrence Academy Environmental Sustainability Council.

“When people come together across traditional boundaries to solve complex problems, they create an unstoppable force,” she says. “It is my best hope that I can lead by creating and supporting these kinds of powerful connections.”

Williams earned a BA at Princeton University where she majored in history, and an MS at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she focused on Systems Theory.

Kate lives in Vermont with her husband and two children.

Head of School Dan Scheibe will lead LA’s graduation proceedings on May 31 on the Quad. Joining Ms. Williams at the podium will be Class of 2019 students elected to speak by their classmates.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact the Lawrence Academy Communications Office.

UPDATED: Two Separate Programs for “One Acts” May 9 – 11

This morning, Mr. Sugerman announced:

The LA Honors Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the 2019 One Acts, presented in two separate programs. Cast lists are below the poster in case you can only come to one part and there are specific someones you want to see. But we hope you can come to both! See the poster for details of dates and times for each of the programs.


Joel Sugerman, Director of Theatre

One in Nine Million, written & directed by Shriya Balaji
Avery – Anya Brown
Sammy – Amaya Benzaquin-Magill
Quinn – Justin Chen
Taylor – Jess Fatzinger

Lifeboat is Sinking, directed by Mike Templeton
Sherwin – Ari Poras
June – Julia Schmidt

Sure Thing, directed by Katelynn Banville
Bills – Nick de Valpine, Arhant Ghanta, Eric Lu
Bettys – Abby Kelley, Liv Drugotch, Lalu Saldanha
Host – Maksim Tochilkin

Last First Kiss, directed by Brennan McCormick
Peter – Mickey Feeney
Gabby – Jenny Dick

A Meal to Seal the Deal, written directed by Nicole Winthrop
Trish – Shelby Guinard
Will – Sam Sacknowitz
Sasha – Claire Ianinni
George – Ester Berrocal de Castro
Dan – Omar Abuhamdeh
Jerry – James Choi
Waiter – Maksim Tochilkin

Facing Nature with Scott Rogers, directed by Jack Duggan
Scott – Kevin Weaver
Davis – Matty Berg
Athlete – Sebastian Sepulveda
Girl – Bridget Walter
Camera – Rahul Uhlman

Strings, written directed by Leah Davis
Parent: Hal Groome
Kid – Mimi Zahavi
Puppeteers – Victoria Lucontoni, Nadine Abuhamdeh

Words, Words, Words, directed by Mark Bedetti
Swift – Julia Stern
Milton – Aidan Berger
Kafka – LuLu Feeney

Immoral Dilemma, written & directed by Viraz Mahanti
Don – Emmanuel Famose
Brick – Henry Trainor
Snake – Sabrina Ladiwala
Huey – Ethan Paek

Wanda’s Visit, part 1, directed by Liv Bazos
Wanda – Megan Beran
Marsha – Claire Lanzendorf
Jim – Jake Purtell

Wanda’s Visit, part 2, directed by Denby Fortune
Wanda – L Brock
Marsha – Shaniece Nugent
Jim – Charlie Groome
Waiter – Hal Groome

Break a leg, Spartans!

Spartan’s Seibold is a National Champion; LA Girls’ Hockey Junior Takes Title As Member of Boston Junior Eagles

Irvine, California — Add Jenna Seibold ’20 to the ever-growing list of successful skaters to wear the red, white, and blue of the Lawrence Academy Spartans.

Seibold, a junior on the LA girls’ ice hockey team, participated in the “Chipotle USA Hockey National Championship” last week in Irvine, California and brought home a title; this time wearing the maroon and gold of the Boston Junior Eagles.

Caught in-between classes here on the elm tree-shaded hillside, Seibold spoke about her team’s accomplishment and her own superlatives away from LA’s Grant rink.

“I am, for sure, still in shock about winning nationals,” said Jenna. “It’s a very big thing that our team’s been working toward since our squad was even put together.”

LA girls’ hockey head coach and athletic director Kevin Potter was one of the first to know about the win, and he immediately passed on his kudos to Seibold and her squad.

LA girls’ hockey v. St. Paul’s. Jon Chase photo

“We are very proud of Jenna and her accomplishments with the Boston Junior Eagles program,” he said. “She is a dedicated player who works hard both on-and-off the ice to be the best student-athlete she can be.”

All of that work paid off for Seibold and her teammates.

“Being a half-season team is tough just because we don’t see each other as much as other teams,” explained Seibold, “but playing in the ISL helped us all stay ready to go over the winter which was big.”

Check out the highlights from the big win for Boston.