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Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

Cate Hayman: YouthArts Finalist

Hannah Chorley

March 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

A self proclaimed “Mill Valley mom,” Cate Hayman spent the month of January hiking in the morning, doing pilates, and getting coffee with her friends — as well as auditioning for 14 college-level musical theater programs. Hayman, who graduated from Tam in December following the first semester...

Special Education and Drama Create One Act

Special Education and Drama Create One Act

Sammy Herdman

June 5, 2015


Filed under News

The most recent set of Conservatory Theatre Ensemble’s (CTE) one acts, on May 28, brought a performance that stood out from the rest. Special education teacher Michael Lovejoy’s class performed a one act they’ve been working on since the start of the semester, and their work was rewarded with a...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


Filed under Features

Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

Raqshan Khan

April 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

Former Tam student and visionary drama teacher Daniel Caldwell, who founded Tam’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE), died on March 15 at age 79 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1935, Caldwell attended Tam for three years before transferring to Sir Francis Drake High School...

From Guest Artist to Teacher: Heather Basarab

From Guest Artist to Teacher: Heather Basarab

Marina Furbush

September 11, 2014


Filed under News

Heather Basarab was hired as a teacher in Tam’s drama department this year after working for eight years as a guest artist at Tam. Before being hired, she worked as a professor in the theater department at Sonoma State University. “I wanted to work at Tam for a couple reasons,” Basarab said. ...

CTE Creates Anti-Bullying Film

CTE Creates Anti-Bullying Film

Nate Vogel & Dominic Quaranta

June 11, 2014


Filed under News

Seven members of the Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE) acted in a short film in collaboration with the No Bully organization on June 2. The film depicted an innovative approach to handling school bullies in order to educate teachers about a unique way to solve student conflicts through the form of...

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

Ashley Baker: Behind the Scenes

Elizabeth Archer

November 13, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Juggling classes at Tamiscal High School, directing and acting in Tam’s drama program, and classes at ACT (American Conservatory Theatre), junior Ashley Baker has found a sense of independence both on and off stage. Baker’s interest in theater began as a summer activity, but quickly morphed into...

CTE to Perform Student Written “Flare”

CTE to Perform Student Written “Flare”

Hannah Yerrington

October 28, 2013


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Senior Michael Van Zandt, Junior Tessa King and alumnus Glyn Peterson (class of 2013), who now attends The University of Edinburgh in Scotland wrote "Flare," their own 2-act play in Bob Earnst's play-writing workshop. Flare will be CTE's second production of the year, produced and directed by Bob Earnst. Two...

Yes, Girls Can Kill People Too

Sonja Hutson

May 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The actors brutally stabbed Caesar on the steps of the courthouse, using red ribbons to symbolize blood. Their betrayal rang out through the theater and red ribbons were flying everywhere- it was a fantastic spectacle. Until I heard a gasp and a disgusted “They’re girls!” from a few rows behind...

CTE Produces “Julius Caesar” With All-Girl Cast

CTE Produces “Julius Caesar” With All-Girl Cast

Emma Talkoff

February 14, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

In the rehearsal studio behind Caldwell Theater, it feels as if everyone is holding their breath. Senior Taylor Seebold lies crumpled on a set of impromptu stairs where she’s just been stabbed to death by a group of friends. We just watched as Seebold was cruelly passed among the conspirators, and...

Students Reach Playwright’s Festival Finals

Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz and Meg Weissleberg & Sander Lutz

February 13, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

The eight finalists of the Marin Young Playwright’s Festival were announced online on January 14. Among them were Tam sophomores Tessa King and Abby Bordin. The festival, produced annually by the Marin Theatre Company (MTC) in Mill Valley, encourages high school students to submit their own ten-minute,...

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

GALLERY: Behind the Scenes of the 2013 Winter One Acts

Anna Vandergriff

February 12, 2013


Filed under News

The 2013 Winter One Acts presented by the Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE) ran from January 16 to February 2. The One Acts are a festival of Advanced Drama student-directed and acted short plays. Cast members were freshmen and sophomores in beginning level Drama classes, while directors were Advanced...

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