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Behind the Scenes with the Tech Crew

Behind the scenes of each theater production, the tech crew works to design and create the set of every show from the ground up. Over the course of each term, under the supervision of Theater Technical Director Paul Yager, the crew meets each day to decide what the set should look like and how to ...

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Moves Like Maegen

As a four-year senior, Maegen Killeen ’14 has contributed much of her time here to Deerfield’s dance program. This past summer, Killeen participated in the highly selective Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Summer Intensive in New York City. When she was four, Killeen began her ...

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Almost Showtime!

The cast of Almost, Maine rehearses in the White Church. This fall, Deerfield’s theater program will be putting on a production of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Set in a mythical town in northern Maine, the play is an ensemble piece that features a group of people and how ...

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Mr. Hynds Auditions New Talent in Admissions Office

Peter Hynds joined the admission staff full-time this year after working part-time the previous year. He has an extensive background in the arts and is a member of both the American Guild of Musical Artists and Actors Equity. He has worked for over twenty years throughout the country in various ...

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Ms. Whitcomb Finds New Rhythms on Sabbatical

After a yearlong sabbatical, Visual and Performing Arts teacher Jennifer Whitcomb is back at Deerfield Academy. Traveling to different parts of Latin America, the Caribbean Basin and New York City over the course of the year, she became certified in different dancing techniques and reconnected with ...

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Music Department Changes Their Tune For Next Year

To be in one of the two Deerfield a cappella groups, there are several requirements beyond just the music . With other commitments and time constraints, the chorus requirements seem to provide a roadblock for some, while others believe that the requirements demonstrate the musician’s eligibility ...

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Not Just a Face Highlights more Community Members

This past winter term, Ashley So ’13 spent an exemption creating a second edition of her book Not Just a Face. The book is complete with 55 biographies, 40 of which are completely new additions. “The first time I only covered 15 people, so that’s very little compared to the 200 staff here,” ...

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Chris Lin Leaves Lasting Musical Legacy

In his four years at Deerfield, Chris Lin ’13 has become revered for his incredible musical abilities. Lin began taking classical piano lessons at the age of five. Once a week, a teacher would spend an hour with Chris at his home in Springfield, training him to read music and perform. “It ...

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Lena Mazel Applauds Deerfield Dance Program

Lena Mazel ’13 has contributed to Deerfield’s dance program for four years. She first joined dance through taking it as an academic class and a co-curricular in her freshman fall. “I remember only doing the splits on my good side, because I didn’t want people to think I wasn’t a good ...

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Ethan Peterson-New’s Sci-Fi Novel Hephaestus Arrives This May

The front cover of Ethan Peterson-New's novel Hephaestus. “All good sci-fi starts with the question: ‘What if?’” said Ethan Peterson-New ’13. This is the “empowering” genre of his new and second novel, Hephaestus, named after the Greek god of craftsmen. Peterson-New just finished ...

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