The Young Shakespeareans of
John AdamsMiddle School
"Love in the Time of COVID"
LAUSD closures on March 13, 2020 impacted all of us, particularly devastating our 4th and 5th graders who were days away from final performance. Many tears were shed.
Determined to model a healthy and creative way to deal with difficult circumstances, on Tuesday March 24, 2020 we launched a Virtual Program for our middle-school students with instruction in performing solo and collaboratively for the camera, and DIY lighting and costuming; our Teaching Artists continued their regularly scheduled workshops on Zoom.
The challenge was significant but encouraged by our students’ continued enthusiasm and determination, our season closed with a online but beautiful performance of "Romeo & Juliet".
We proceed boldly with undaunted drive and optimism preparing a new virtual curriculum for a spectacular season in 2020/21!