Love is Blind: A Spoken-Word Play
Carlsbad High School students announce Love is Blind, the city's first completely student written, directed, and produced play, to be held December 6th, 7th, and 8th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on the 8th from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., in room 5002 of Carlsbad High School, at the cost of $5 per audience member. There will be no intermission, but refreshments and merchandise will be sold 30 minutes prior to each showing.
This production, created and synthesized by sophomore Aiko Lozar, combines the theatrical talents of 17 Carlsbad High School students. Students from 3 different grade levels came together to perform a piece that will speak to a large demographic, and this project allowed high-school students to have a hands-on opportunity to learn about the importance of casting, teamwork, leadership, production design, and business in a real-world-setting. Love is Blind cast members gained experience in these areas by rehearsing a total of 54 afterschool hours over the course of just over 3 months. In this time span, Love is Blind crew members synthesized props, costumes, programs, sponsorships, advertisements, and set pieces to help this production come together. The collaborative teamwork and dedication of the cast and crew are evident in the final product.
A hard-hitting piece about a dystopian society in which love has been eradicated for the sake of peace, the characters question the importance of controversy, love, and freedom of speech. The play follows the fictional life of Amber, a high school student who agrees that love should be synonymous to treason - until Amber falls in love with her best friend, Blake Colby. Written entirely in rhyme & prose, and blocked with interpretive choreography, the play depicts the ethical struggles behind a technologically advanced society as well as the undiscovered waters of falling in love as a teenager. The unique setting of the theater room allows for interaction between the audience and the cast in a theater-in-the-round style to yield a more intimate and meaningful connection between the modern world and the characters in the play.
Our Business Crew:
Back: Ali Lydecker (Props/Costume), Shayne Conner (Props/Costume), Diana Madden (Casting), Kaylyne Pham (Casting), Lena McEachern (Finance and Budgeting)
Front: Aiko Lozar (Head of Crew and Business), Kobe Cowell (Props/Costume), Ember Sierra (Publicity), Marina Kenat (Props/Costume)
The play features:
Back: Amalia Zepeda, Sierra Benosa, Zoe Madarang, Kobe Cowell, Kaylyne Pham
Middle: Maddy McCarthy, Shayne Conner, Nathan Lu, Kendal Furman
Front: Bella Edelman, Jeremy Thomason, Ali Lydecker, Jonah Wolf, Evan Boda
Not pictured: Marina Kenat, Anina Molinar
Carlsbad High School Theater Room (5002) (View)
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|