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Public Domain 2018
Santa Monica High School Humanities Center
Santa Monica, CA
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Public Domain 2018
Join us for Samohi's Creative Showcase -- an eclectic evening of theatre, music, poetry and dance performed and directed, even written by our talented Samohi students. Performances are in the Humanities Center at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on 5/24, 5/25 and 5/26.

The line-up for Show A and Show B is listed at the bottom (updated as of 5/24 9am)
Show A is 5/24 at 5:00, 5/25 at 8:00, 5/26 at 5:00
Show B is 5/24 at 8:00, 5/25 at 5:00, 5/26 at 8:00
(The lineup is also viewable and shareable at this link

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We encourage you to reserve your seat in advance as seating is limited in the HC. With the performance area on the floor, seats are elevated on risers around the performance area. (Row B is the front row - Row A floor seats have been removed to expand the space.) Performers will use the entire performance area.

CHANGES - Once you have purchased your ticket, if you need to change seats, switch show dates, or request a refund, please contact Brown Paper Tickets (24/7) at 800-838-3006 BEFORE online ticketing closes for each show. If you need assistance, contact Denise at or text 310-403-0201.

ONLINE TICKET SALES will close 1 hour before show start. Remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door when the box office opens 45 minutes before the show. Please check back here for updates.

PARKING is available at the Civic Center lot and structure; there is limited street parking on 7th Court and the meters on Lincoln at Michigan Ave.; the 7th Court/Michigan Ave. gate is the closest entrance to the Humanities Center.

SHOW A LINE-UP (note: show order is subject to change):
May 24 at 5pm (tickets are available online and at the door)
May 25 at 8pm (limited # of tickets for sale at the door)
May 26 at 5pm (limited # of tickets for sale at the door)

Mama Who Bore Me (musical theatre piece from Spring Awakening directed by Abby Johnson) featuring Sophie Golay, Abby Johnson, Emery Komlos, Parker Lauer, Isabel Lindley, Sheena Sandhu
Directors Note: This powerful piece suggests that when mothers censor the truth from their children to protect them, inevitably it does more harm than good.

Pringles (scene directed by Stella Buzzi) featuring Stella Buzzi and Zuzanna Krzysztofik with Austen Ariniello, Chloe Gottlieb, Jake Netter, Christine Salehieh
Director's Note: Two totally opposite women have a heated argument over the last can of Pringles.

The Diary of a Madman (scene written and directed by Shayna Zuckerbraun) featuring Mateen Bizar, Jordan Hadley, Taylor Mulholland, Ireland Neville, Roxy Ong
Director's Note: This is an original scene that contemplates good, evil, and corruption in society. It is inspired by Guy de Passaunts short story of the same name.

The Handmaid's Tale (adapted and directed by Hannah Simon) featuring Pablo Solano and Maria Schneider
Director's Note: this is an adapted scene from the novel A Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood that prompts the still relevant discussion of how one could justify the oppression of another.

Alls Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare) Performed at DTASC, this scene featuring Acting 2 students, Mateen Bizar, Victor Cruz, Blake Fragoso and Auryn Rothwell, was awarded 2nd Place, Bare Stage Division.

Dance Mix (choreographed and performed by Jacob Morales and Tadeo Orneles) featuring songs ATM by J. Cole and Bring it Back by Drake, Mike WILL Made-it and Trouble)
Director's Note This performance is dedicated to Julian De-Guzman.

The Schuyler Sisters (song from Hamilton directed by Rachel Lamell) featuring by Karly Kato Bang, Rachel Lamell, Parker Lauer, Chase Lipman, Dixie Lovett, Sam Miller

The Interview (original scene written and directed by Auryn Rothwell) featuring Major Levin, Ginger Moore, Maudie Schmidt, Maria Schneider, Kenny Ng
Director's Note This original scene is a comedic look at an idiot actor having a one-on-one briefing with the director of a play. It is loosely based on my experience in The Crucible.

Friends: The One With the Entertainment Center (scene directed by Carmen Tryggvadottir and Emi Ward) featuring Aydin Gillespie, Carmen Tryggvadottir, Anan Waktole, Emi Ward

Stand Up - original comedy written and performed by Major Levin

Cell Block Tango (act from Chicago, directed and choreographed by Mimi Gaudet) featuring Emily Chase, Mimi Gaudet, Rosalind Jewett, Amelia Mardesich, Aoife Schnez

Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare) Performed at DTASC, this scene featuring Karly Kato Bang, Abby Geissler, Frank Ji, Dixie Lovett, Maria Schneider and Kristeen Truong made it to Semi-Finals in the Large Group Titus Andronicus, Varsity Division.

IMPROV - featuring Dilay Akcora, Paloma Bautista Nicolas, Zack Forsyte, Jackson Gerard, Owen Halpert, Jake Netter, Auryn Rothwell

River (song by Eminem, directed by Sumta Sandhu) featuring Sonam KC, Talia Lanning, Lola Rice, Sumta Sandhu, Ella Ward

Still I Rise (poem by Maya Angelo, dance choreographed and directed by Olivia Chu) featuring Rosalind Jewett, Amelia Mardesich, Klara Trummer
Director's Note This dance is about the harmony between strength and beauty. Ballet serves as a strong foundation to tell the story of the modern woman who masters both.

Joan of Purcell from Henry VI, Part 1 (Shakespeare) Dilay Akcora performed this monologue at DTASC and was awarded First Place in the highly competitive Varsity Monologue Division

Blue Suede Shoes (song by Elvis Presley, directed by Laqota Gunn) featuring Laqota Gunn, Westin Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Justin Platt

Struggle (original musical poem written and performed by Ifeyani Williams)

Wuthering Heights (song by Kate Bush, directed by Lena Winner) featuring Ila Amiri, Paloma Leon, Lena Winner
Director's Note This whimsical portrayal of Kate Bushs song based on the novel Wuthering Heights is full of magic and joy and just plain silly.

Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story (directed by Natalie Krenik) featuring Lola Rice and Zack Forsyte
Director's Note This playful scene depicts 5-year-olds, Sam and Katie, who, like everyone, have some emotional baggage and in each other find a reprieve from the doldrums of everyday preschool life.

No Exit (existentialist play written by Jean-Paul Sartre, scene directed by Adya Mohanty and Yasmin Patel) featuring Adya Mohanty, Jake Netter, Yasmin Patel
Director's Note No Exit is an existentialist play depicting three characters in an afterlife. Sartres play is a fascinating exploration of existence and hell and has been a wonderful challenge.

ASB Meeting (original scene written and directed by Chloe Gottlieb and Dustin Morris) featuring Austen Ariniello, Paloma Nicholas, Chloe Gottlieb, Parker James, Edan Milstein, Dustin Morris, Kenny Ng
Director's Note Not everyone is who they seem to be. Things go quickly awry at a Samohi ASB Meeting.

Demons (song by Imagine Dragons, directed and performed by Justin Platt)  
Director's Note I am performing this simplified version of Demons as a special gift to my friends and family.

Stingray (original piece written and directed by David Gotler) featuring Naveen Bahadur, David Gotler, Sonam KC, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier

Rosy Eyes (original song written and performed by Sadye Sobel)
Director's Note I wrote these lyrics two years ago, recently found them and wrote the piano music accompaniment.

I Can't Make You Love Me (song by Bonnie Raitt, directed and performed by Zoe DAndrea)

On and On (song by Erykah Badu, directed by Nadia Goosby) featuring Ila Amiri, Isaac Anderson, Nadia Goosby, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier

Don't Cry For Me Argentina (song from Evita, directed by Ayda Mohanty) featuring Grace Alexander, Kelly Dunn, Katie Hoover, Adam Katz, Addie Lloyd, Georgia McClain, Adya Mohanty, Anya Stum

SHOW B LINE-UP (note: show order is subject to change):
May 24 at 8pm (sold-out online, limited # of tickets for sale at the door)
May 25 at 5pm (almost sold-out online, limited # of tickets for sale at the door)
May 26 at 8pm (1 seat left, limited # of tickets for sale at the door)

Minons  (dance group directed and choreographed by Jacob Morales) featuring Bella Arkashian, Carmen Casillas, Diana Garcia, Jacob Morales, Tadeo Ornelas

I Am Changing (song from Dream Girls, directed and performed by Sonam KC) accompanied by David Gotler, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier, Billy Shapiro

Last Night of the World (song from Miss Saigon directed by Maya Lauer) featuring Ila Amiri, Danny Canales, Naveen Bahadur, Gina Gobel, Byron Hatch, Karly Kato Bang, Buddy Moench, Lily Rafat, Sofia Rivolta-Popescu, Lea Yamashiro, Janet Yang
Director's Note: This powerful song is about a young Vietnamese woman and an American soldiers love for each other.

Ophelia from Hamlet (Shakespeare) Adya Mohanty performed this monologue at DTASC and was awarded Second Place in the highly competitive Varsity Monologue Division

Say It Ain't So (song by Weezer, directed by Billy Shapiro) performed by the band Couch Rice featuring David Cikvasvilli, Jonathan Herrador, Greg Lee, Billy Shapiro

Maybe (song by Janis Joplin, directed by Hannah Cohen) featuring Hannah Cohen accompanied by Zack Arnold, Naveen Bahadur, David Gotler, Ronan Gunn, Byron Hatch, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier, Billy Shapiro, Will Wisen
Director's Note: This song speaks to me as it conveys a message of accepting responsibility and moving forward in life and relationships.

Hymne a lamore (directed by Lauri Helm) performed by Maia Dastur and Lauri Helm
Directors Note: If you dont know who Edith Piaf is, google her. Inspired by the amazing Oscar winning movie, La Vie En Rose (2007).

Image of You - (original song, written, directed and performed by Ila Amiri) featuring Grace Alexander, Ila Amiri, Ella Hammersly, Garance Mallard
Director's Note: This song was inspired by the book You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour. A young girl decides to preserve the fantasy of a relationship rather than take the chance of turning that fantasy into reality, describing it as the beautiful white dress that youre too scared to wear because youre just a mess.

Sunny Side of the Street (jazz standard by Louis Armstrong, directed by Yasmin Patel) featuring Naveen Bahadur, David Gotler, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier, Yasmin Patel

Untitled 05 (song written by Kendrick Lamar, directed by Sheena Sandhu) featuring singers Jacob Morales and Sheena Sandhu, accompanied by Naveen Bahadur, David Gotler, Weston Kerekes, Shaun Morgan, Dylan Ollivier
Director's Note: We picked this song because it brings a whole different vibe to Public Domain with its mix of soul, rap, R&B, and jazz.

A Tell Tale Heart  (directed by Cole Ginter) featuring Isabella Chuecos, Scottie Meeks, Sergio Ponce, Jackson Weill, Susanna Wise

Urgent Care Scare (original scene written and directed by Paloma Nicolas) featuring Abby Johnson, Talia Lanning, Scottie Meek, Paloma Nicolas
Director's Note: This scene is based upon an actual recent visit to urgent care due to a 103 degree fever. While waiting to be seen, delirious and being the teenager I am, I wrote down my feverish thoughts in iPhone notes documenting my feverish interactions.

Glory Be to God (scene directed by Jake Netter) featuring Natasha Lewin, Zack Forsyte, Micah Peyton
Director's Not: Set in the 1950s, a young boy struggles with family pressure and external influences.

A Story Like Mine (monologue by Halsey, directed and performed by Hannah Shepos)
Director's Note: This powerful poem was written and delivered by the singer Halsey at the Womens March this past year.

Control (dance choreographed by Sunny Reichert, directed and performed by Abby Geissler)

Riff Off (scene from Pitch Perfect 1, directed by Hannah Cohen) featuring Jillian Axel, Austin Ariniello, Emily Chase, Hannah Cohen, Victor Cruz, Noa Goldsmith, Nadia Goosby, Owen Halpert, Maddy Korneychuk, Mateo Marquez, Ireland Neville, Sidd Wali

Waving Through a Window (song from Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Sophie Golay) featuring Sophie Golay and Zoe DAndrea
Director's Note: The character in this piece has always felt unheard and is tired of waving through a window with no one waving back. So instead of giving others the opportunity to find something wrong in him, he decides to almost erase himself to keep his heart safe.

Joan of Purcell from Henry VI, Part 1 (Shakespeare) Caitlin Durkin performed this monologue at DTASC and was awarded an Honorable Mention in the highly competitive Junior Varsity Monologue Division

The Way the World Spins (original song written and performed by Rise Barkan)
Director's Note: This is one of my most uplifting and meaningful songs. It is about acceptance and enjoying the moment.

Friends: The One with the Crazy Thanksgiving Dinner (directed by Victor Cruz) featuring Dilay Akcora,  Danny Canales, Victor Cruz, Jade Ipina, Emery Komlos, Natalie Krenik, Mateo Marquez, Ireland Neville, Maudie Schmidt

Big Mac and Fries (original scene written and directed by Raphael Charles) featuring McKenna Davis and Owen Halpert
Director's Note: A friendship that comes to an understanding of love.

Let's Generalize About Men (song from Crazy Ex Girlfriends, directed by Lena Winner) featuring Emily Barrett, Max Gonzales, Jade Ipina, Natalie Krenik, Natasha Lewin, Lena Winner

The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage (directed by Jackson Gerard) featuring Stella Buzzi, Jordan Hadley, Edan Millstein, Jake Netter, Christine Salehieh
Director's Note: Enjoy this comedy/parody and try to figure out who killed Jeremy Thumpington Fffienes

The Father, The Soldier, Pluto (original scene written, directed, and performed by Mateen Bizar)
Director's Note: I've known people whove gone to war and been killed. This is the story of a father with four kids who went to an enemy base to get water for his family, but is captured. The soldier tells us about his torture.

Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, directed by Dilay Akcora) featuring Danny Canales, Dilay Akcora, Emily Barrett, McKenna Davis, Abby Geissler, Max Gonzales, Laqota Gunn, Parker James, Natalie Krenik, Julia Rotgin, Sofia Rudomin, Taylor Spill
Directors Note: A divorcee finds herself through stand-up comedy

Macbeth (Shakespeare) Performed at DTASC, this scene featuring Jade Ipina, Jake Netter, Hannah Shepos, and Lena Winner made it to Finals and received an Honorable Mention in the Wizarding World of Shakespeare, Varsity Division.

California Blues (original song, written and performed by Lola Rice)

Margaret from Henry VI, part 3 (Shakespeare) Desma Marquez performed this monologue at DTASC and advanced to the Semi-Finals in the JV Monologue Division

Love (dance choreographed and directed by Olivia Chu) featuring Caitlyn Gormley, Max Gonzales, Roxy Ong

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (parody musical directed by Sonam KC) featuring Blake Fragoso, Lauri Helin, Sonam KC, Talia Lanning, Micah Payton, Auryn Rothwell, Pablo Solano


Santa Monica High School Humanities Center (View)
601 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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