A Look at Theater From Behind a Mask

Senior Olivia Collet, left, and Isabel Mayer, left bottom, are among their fellow cast members during a dress rehearsal July 28. The actors were required to wear plastic face shields that wrapped around their head, covering their noses and mouths. photo courtesy of Olivia Collet

by Mara Callahan, Lifestyles Editor

September 24, 2020

Head of the Saint Teresa’s Academy theater department Shana Prentiss has coped with these protocols by establishing a Reader’s Theater this fall instead of proceeding with the usual fall musical. 

Performing arts students find new outlets amid pandemic

by Beatrice Curry, Writer

April 29, 2020

After the cancellation of live student productions, senior Genesis Jeffries chose to direct her student production remotely.

Bands channel students’ creativity

Senior Kylie Schuster sings and plays guitar while practicing with “Yellow House” in her basement Feb. 12. Schuster is the only member of her band to attend STA, so rehearsals are held outside of school. photo by Amy Schaffer

by Cara Barone, Writer

March 9, 2020

Members of musical groups at STA share their experiences being in a band.

Students prioritize acting development

- Junior Gracie Swanson laughs as she practices her lines Jan. 27. Swanson will
appear in STA's upcoming production of

February 6, 2020

New and experienced student actresses appreciate the acting-focused feature of plays.

Talent over gender

Junior Grace Patenaude smiles during the finale Nov. 5. Patenaude played King Sextimus, a character who did not have lines until the last number. photo by Katie Massman

by Rachel Robinson, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2019

By giving roles to the actor best suited to them without regard to gender, Prentiss hopes to shed light on the trivial nature of gender as a social construct.

Learning through a different lens

Catera Combs as EM, from left,  Jay Love as Ty, Jordan Luty as CJ, and Khrystal L. Coppage as Dayz in The Coterie’s production of “Rise Up: The Struggle of the Freedom Riders.” The play is written by Lisa Evans and directed by Jeff Church, and runs from  Sept. 17 through Oct. 20. photo by Erin Stricker and courtesy of The Coterie Theatre

by Ella Norton, Editor-in-chief

October 14, 2019

The junior class saw the play "Rise Up" at the Coterie Theatre and students in AP Literature course saw "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

The top haunted locations in KC

 A statue sits outside of St. Mary’s Church Aug. 23. The Episcopalian church was built in 1886 and supposedly haunted by Father Jardine, who started the church. photo by Ella Norton

by Ella Norton, Editor-in-chief

October 14, 2019

The Dart compiled information of haunted locations around KC.

Making music from the heart

Director of campus ministry Andrea Arredondo sits in her office located in Goppert Center Sept. 6. Arredondo was the first to realize change was needed in Praise Band and has  implemented  changes with the help of Hillary Talken and Susie Adams. photo by Rachel Robinson

by Rachel Robinson, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2019

Regardless of a student’s religious beliefs, the Windmoor Collective’s mission is to make all feel welcome and able to participate.

Student Productions: from playing to producing

StuPro Directors Lauren Daugherty and Grace Marshall critique the actors in their small cast at rehearsal April 9 at Brookside park. The two Seniors StuPro is called “A Day in Pompeii” and will include both singing and dancing. photo by Kendall Lanier

by Tess Jones, Instagram Editor

April 25, 2019

Seven seniors produce their own one act shows for Student Productions this year.

Letters to Sala brings a true story to life

Letters to Sala brings a true story to life

by Annabelle Meloy, News Editor

February 14, 2019

The cast of Letters to Sala takes care to respectfully perform the real life story of a holocaust victim.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey enriches the culture behind dance

Student Laila Atkins holds up two fists, following her dance instructor’s commands Nov. 10. The series of commands walked students through arm, core and leg movements. photo by Amy Schaffer

by Kendall Lanier, Lifestyles Editor

November 30, 2018

The studio focuses on the importance of giving back to the community.

“Becoming Martin”: M.L.K. in a Different Light

 Walter Coppage (as Dr. Benjamin E. Mays) and Aaron Ellis (as Martin Luther King, Jr.) in The Coterie’s world premiere ofBecoming Martin, written by Kevin Willmott and directed by Chip Miller. Live on stage at The Coterie, September 18 – October 21, 2018.

by Claire Smith, Writer

October 16, 2018

The production “Becoming Martin” premiered at the Coterie Theater, and it is more than just a civil rights story.