The Fringe

Sixteen students participated in the world’s largest theatre festival, the Edinburgh Fringe this summer with their production of Big Love, directed by faculty member Billy Murray.  This production was longlisted by Amnesty International for its Freedom of Expression award and was performed as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. In addition to performing, the students took a workshop at the Globe Theatre in London, toured St. Andrews and other historical sites in Scotland, attended the Royal Tattoo in Edinburgh Castle and attended a wide variety of the 1,800 performances that take place daily at the fringe.  Students stayed on the campus of Edinburgh University just beneath Arthur’s Seat (they hiked to the peak on their first day to enjoy sunrise).  They were able to interact with high school students from all over the United States who love theatre, and value the arts as a key part of their educational experience.