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A Vampire Story: Spring Play, 2019

As with every year, the Performing Arts department put on a play, held every spring and performed by secondary school students from grades six to eleven. The play, A Vampire Story written by Moira Buffini, tells the story of two women who arrive at an unnamed British town and struggle to fit in.

A Vampire Story, Spring Play at the International School of Hamburg
  
A Vampire Story, Spring Play at the International School of Hamburg
  
A Vampire Story, Spring Play at the International School of Hamburg

This years’ play, directed by Mr. Rui da Cunha and was staged in Multi Purpose Room (MPR), was chosen for its resonance with young people, especially in the case of our international students many of who relocate multiple times throughout their education and  have had to integrate to new cultures and surroundings, making new friends, seek identities and keep appearances to avoid misconceptions and judgmental attitudes.

The story, written by a young Moira Buffini, portrays two women and the challenges they face in trying to fit into a newly encountered society, they themselves perhaps being vampires and ageless. The students’ portrayal and role in this production was was fantastic, successfully taking the story forward and making Theatre as an ensemble.

Rui Soares da Cunha and Christopher Graham introducing A Vampire Story
  
A Vampire Story, Spring Play at the International School of Hamburg
  
A Vampire Story, Spring Play at the International School of Hamburg

The creative process of this production employed seamless scene changes, seeing cast members continuously onstage throughout the performance and managing the transitions between scenes. Actors, who were involved continuously onstage, remained dramatically neutral to allow audience attention to be drawn to the action.

This year’s play was very well received by audiences of students, Staff and Parents, and all cast and crew enjoyed the production process. Congratulations to all actors, Tech Crew, Set and Backstage Crew, Make-Up team - Ms. Cover and Ms. Basak da Cunha, the Director Mr. Soares da Cunha and the Producer Mr. Graham, the Science department and the support from our Secondary School Assistant Principal Mr. Gülzow and Principal Dr. De Leeuw.

 

Cast:

● Ella - Jade

● Eleanor  - Olivia

● Claire - Gwendolyn 

● Clara  - Silvia

● Frank  - Mohamed

● Briggs  - Ben

● Moon  - Alex

● Debit  - Molly

● Point  - Adriana

● Mint - Ramun

● Fillet  - Josephine

● Ruthven  - Erik

● Darvell  - James

● Tina  - Ella

● Geoff  - Zeke

● Letty  - Esme

● Harriet  - Karin

● Bettina  - Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director:

● Rui Soares da Cunha

Co-director:

● Ella

Producer:

● Christopher Graham

Props and Costumes:

● Njoki Gülzow

Make up:

● Susan Cover

● Basak Soares da Cunha

● Yasmine

● Alexandra

Tech Crew:

● Timur

● Jack

● Eric

Stage Manager: 

● Ella

Set/Stage Design and Back Stage:

● Meredith

● Robin

● Yasmine