• The process of beginning the End of Year performance starts during the first week of school where Wednesdays become affectionately known as “I.A.” days – Integrated Arts. Six art forms collaborate to discover a theme, and in the process, develop an appreciation for the various disciplines: dance, theatre, music, film and video, visual art, and creative writing. Over the course of nine months, over 140 students break into small groups consisting of a mix of these disciplines to discuss and create scenes that later develop into fully realized components of the performance.
    During the course of the school year, each class is given the task to embellish scenes, using dialogue, music, prop suggestions, movement and film interpretation as related to the chosen theme and thesis. The result? An artistic rendering of a theme more closely related to performance art than a high school musical or narrative play. More importantly, students learn the art of working together – all the highs and lows of collaboration – that culminates in an original, crowd pleasing performance.