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Upper School Theatre Students Release Radio Play

December 31, 2020

The Upper School mystery-thriller radio play, released earlier this month, is receiving kudos locally and statewide. It has been featured on Colorado Public Radio and in The Gazette and Broadmoor Friends & Neighbors.

Jonathan Andujar, Play Director and Theatre Teacher, chose the radio play format as a way to adapt to COVID-19, allowing students to explore a creative outlet that they haven’t experienced before.

Trap by Stephen Gregg is an incomprehensible plotline: every person in the audience of a high school play falls unconscious — every person but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders, and the investigators pursuing the case, a theatre ensemble brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style. But as the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon might not be entirely in the past. Unnerving, exhilarating, and wildly inventive, you’ve never walked into anything quite like Trap. The play is suitable for Middle School students and older audiences.

Based on royalty agreements, the distribution of this play is reserved for a limited audience of friends and family of The Colorado Springs School. The radio play link, which hosted on a private channel for your listening pleasure, was released to CSS families via email on December 19. Please email to request the link. 

Click here to view the radio play program.
Click here to read the CSS feature story “Theatre Students Explore Creative Outlet Through Radio Play.”
Click here to listen to a Colorado Public Radio “Colorado Matters” segment about the radio play featuring interviews with two students, Whitney R. ‘21 and Haegan M. ‘23, and play director Jonathan Andujar.

Click here to read the Colorado Public Radio interview.

Click here to read The Gazette’s feature story “Colorado Springs theater teacher adapts to COVID-era learning with radio drama production.”


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