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Senior profile: Matt O’Brien

Senior profile: Matt O’Brien

Justin Sweeney, features writer
May 12, 2016 • 94 views
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Ever since Matt O’Brien appeared on stage as Hamlet in 2015, he has spent hundreds of hours rehearsing, preparing and performing in five different KH Players productions. Whether he is playing an intrusive backstage gangster (Kiss Me Kate) or an insensitive neighborhood jackass (Clybourne Park), Matt enjoys telli... Read more »

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Senior profile: Claire Visnovske

Justin Sweeney, features writer
May 12, 2016 • 104 views
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Passing her love of theater to the next generation is the gift Claire Visnovske wants to give. Claire, who loves to work with children, has fallen in love with performing on stage. Although she’d love to work in professional theater right out of college, she hopes to teach drama long-term. Claire... Read more »

Senior column: the green room

Senior column: the green room

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor
May 11, 2016 • 71 views
Filed under Senior Magazine

I remember my first class of high school vividly as I’m sure we all do. It was Drama I with Kelly Schnider. I ran into the green room right after my first high school bell rang. The unfamiliar room smelled of what I now know is stage makeup and coffee. The most unflattering mirrors in the world lined the ... Read more »

Performing under the stars

Performing under the stars

Laura Crews, writer
May 10, 2016 • 47 views
Filed under 2016 New staff stories

She tosses a stained makeup brush to the side and slides on her high-heeled character shoes. Struggling against the weight of hairspray and false eyelashes, her legs shake behind a red curtain about to lift. Sydney Jones, freshman, has grown up on stage, performing in shows like Aladdin at the Muny ... Read more »

Senior profile: Taylor Kinkead

Senior profile: Taylor Kinkead

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor
May 6, 2016 • 105 views
Filed under Senior Profiles

Walking on stage half-blinded by lights and full of nerves, Taylor Kinkead couldn’t feel more at home. The audience breaks into laughter as she gets water dumped on her, nags her apathetic husband or simply makes a face. But after the curtain closes and the nerves die down, Taylor's memory of her mo... Read more »

Kirkwood’s next top director

Kirkwood’s next top director

Justin Sweeney, features writer
February 8, 2016 • 298 views
Filed under Features

In a place where thousands of heartbroken girls were cut from auditions, Kristi Gunther flourished. Twelve years ago, Kristi Gunther, director of KHS’s freshman/sophomore play, fought for a spot on America’s Next Top Model after her New York college friends urged her to audition for the third season in 2004. A... Read more »

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