Winter Break is traditionally ushered in with the Junior Class’s much-anticipated performance of Revels. But while the Class of 2022 couldn’t perform the annual play in person this year, the students got creative and reimagined Revels for a virtual audience.
Junior Class Dean and English Teacher Meg Gayton said that despite the performance going online, many of the preparations were the same: the timeline, auditions, casting, ordering T-shirts and voting on a faculty narrator, to name a few.
A group of five students—E. Scharf ’22, T. Carmichael ’22, M. Smith ’22, T. Eysie ’22 and S. Guadalupe ’22—led the Tech Team in collecting and editing together the videos sent in by each of the cast members. “Those students spent hours and hours putting this together,” Gayton said, “They are the heroes of this endeavor.”
Eysie enjoyed seeing the creativity of her classmates in filming their parts. “You’ll see people use their virtual background, do DIY costumes and make use of different Zoom features,” she said. “It was fun to see what people thought of to make a virtual Revels special to them.”
“It’s important to note that no one worked alone on their part,” Eysie said. “Whether they filmed alone or together over Zoom, there were always classmates working together to make it happen. We all checked in on each other so that we went through this process together as a class instead of alone.”
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."