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05-04_artsnight1_1Arts Night 2005, a spring tradition at Milton, showcases all the arts, from creative writing through visual and performing arts, throughout the campus. Milton students publicly share the diversity of their work with audiences in many venues—a lively, night-long moveable feast. One year of an arts program course has been a Milton requirement since the ’70s; students use the course to explore a completely new art form as often as they do to pursue a known skill.

One example of an arts night “special” is the performance planned by Peter Parisi’s (performing arts faculty) Oral Interpretation Class. “We’re performing a cutting from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged. Essentially, we run through all of Shakespeare’s plays in 30 minutes. Hilarious! Oral Interp is a great class—10 boys and 3 girls—most, if not all of these students, do not have a chance to perform on Milton stages because of athletics or other commitments.

Students read their poetry, build sculpture installations, sing, play jazz, act and dance for their favorite audiences— friends and faculty.
The arts program courses are a vital element of Milton and of campus life.

Schedule of Events

Friday April 22, 2005

6 – 6:50 p.m.
Creative Writing in the King Theatre

7 – 7:30 p.m.
Drama in the Studio Theater
Jazz in the King Theatre
Speech Team in Kellner

7:45- 8:15 p.m.
Dance in the Dance Studio
Jazz in the King Theatre
Oral Interpretation in Kellner

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. – All in the King Theater
Video Covers of Drama Students
Classical Piano
Moving Image Student Produced Music Videos

9:30 p.m.
Artist’s Reception with food in Pieh Commons