ShareThis Page
Fox Chapel

Shady Side Academy theater students invited to perform in Scotland

Tawnya Panizzi
| Thursday, June 28, 2018, 3:24 p.m.
A group of Shady Side Academy theater students will perform in Scotland in August.
submitted
A group of Shady Side Academy theater students will perform in Scotland in August.

For the second time in as many years, Shady Side Academy theater students were invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Actors and technicians will present three performances of scenes from “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani on Aug. 9, 10 and 11 at the SpaceUK at Symposium Hall.

Senior School Drama Director Dana Hardy-Bingham will direct the show and Technical Director Austin Davidheiser will design.

“This is a huge honor and an amazing opportunity for our students,” Hardy-Bingham said. “We're so excited to return to Scotland after an amazing experience in 2016.”

Not only do students get to perform on a worldwide stage, they also will have time to take in other shows during the seven-day stay, she said.

“It's a wonderful way to experience theater abroad and meet new artistic colleagues,” she said.

Each year in August, thousands of performers take to stages in Scotland's capital, presenting more than 3,000 shows.

In 2017, there were 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues at the Fringe.

Shady Side Academy students will participate through American Performing Arts International.

The 13 students include nine actors and four technical crew members: Oliver Henry, Alyssa Bockman, Sanjna Narayan, Clay Patterson, Emily Davidheiser, Annabel Everett, Mark Fire, Nathan Jyachosky, Franki Scragg, Oliver Chetlin, Lily Scheele, Izzy Scragg and Hannah Romoff.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me