“I and You” by Lauren Gunderson

Live Streaming Event – THD901 presents “I and You”

The Phillips Academy Theatre & Dance Department is proud to present the Winter Term’s THD901 Independent Project, I and You by Lauren Gunderson. This production is directed by Abigail Scharf ‘21, mentored by Kevin Heelan, and stars Ariana Velasquez ‘22 and Quintin Moss ‘21.

Anthony, a high school basketball star and straight-A student, goes over to the house of Caroline, a terminally-ill senior, unannounced, to work on an English project about Walt Whitman. This is their love story – the story of how I and you become we. 

This play will be performed LIVE on Friday, February 26th at 8:00pm EST and Saturday, February 27th at 2:00pm EST. Tickets are not needed to view the event, however, since this is a LIVE event, we recommend logging on to the site at least 15 minutes in advance of the showtime.

You will need to create a FREE login to view the show – just click the three lines in the upper left corner of the site and then click on the icon above “Log In” to create that account.

Dance Open 2021

We are pleased to present the annual Dance Open on Saturday, February 20th at 11:00am EST, directed by Lesley Tan ‘22 and Lexi Tucci ‘22 under the mentorship of Erin Strong. This year’s performance will feature student-choreographed pieces that range widely in style. You’ll see contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap, Chinese and Indian dances, modern, step dance, K-pop, and Afro-Caribbean dance. The groups performing are SLAM, Fusion, JVNE, Blue Strut, Footnotes, Footsteps, and Hypnotiq. Independent choreographers include Alexandra Koch-Liu ‘22, Max Guan ’22, Dori Rosenstrauch ‘23, Amara Neal ‘22, Lexi Tucci, and Lesley Tan.

Dancers and choreographers have been working on these dances since December – learning, recording, and editing together a beautiful video to be shown via Zoom. We are excited to share the choreography in the coming performance!