"The Spirit of Life" is based on the book Hassidic Tales of the Holocaust by Yaffa Eliach and adapted to the stage by David F. Eliet

Monday, March 10, 2014

WE WON! We are going to STATES!!!!

Watch us win! Here's the link:
Be sure to watch all the way to the end to catch that Windham Eagle spirit!!!

Congratulations to Kyah Morrissette, Will Wheaton and Johanna Stanley for their special commendation acting awards!
Congratulations to Brenna Ryder for her special commendation award for instrumental and vocal conducting!

We scored the most points overall of any school at our regional site (out of 10 schools) and received a perfect score for lighting design thanks to our amazing lighting designer Jennifer Bernier!

We also had a near-perfect score for costume design thanks to our costumer Kyah Morrissette!

Here are some comments we received at the festival:
"Wonderful, moving ensemble piece."
"Very clear immersive approach to the material, unflinching and rich."
"A bold, haunting, sensitive and powerful presentation of difficult material. Mature thoughtful portrayals. Good grasp of material. Challenging language and emotion. Some very compelling scenes and a spectacular finale."
"Impressive piece, outstanding work on difficult material. All elements worked together well. Music really enhanced the show and students playing and voices were lovely to hear and see. A real triumph."

We will be competing at the state competition March 21-22 in Camden Hills, Maine. For more festival information, check out the Maine Drama Council site here: https://sites.google.com/site/medramacouncil/home/festival-2014/2014-regionals

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Come see us perform THIS WEEKEND!

We've been working very, very hard to bring a voice to the voiceless and we would be honored to have you come and see us perform the weekend before we go to competition!

Please come see "The Spirit of Life - Hasidic tales of the Holocaust" THIS WEEKEND at Windham High School

Friday, February 28 7:00PM

Saturday, March 1 7:00PM

Sunday, March 2 5:00PM

Tickets available at the door.

Tickets Prices:
$7 adults
$5 students and seniors
$20 family

Windham Performing Arts Center, Windham High School, 406 Gray Road, Windham, Maine

Monday, February 3, 2014

THIS WEEKEND: The "Remember Love" Cabaret

Come see the cast of "The Spirit of Life" perform in an intimate cabaret in honor of the victims of the Holocaust

Windham High School will present “Remember Love” – a cabaret on February 8, 2014 at 7:00PM. 
Remember Love” - a cabaret is a fundraising performance by the Windham High School competitive One Act team and is directed by Matthew Ryder.

Admission is by donation. 

Windham High School is located at 406 Gray Road (Route 202) in Windham, Maine.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Please sponsor us!
Click on the "Sponsor Us!" link to the right (or just click here: http://www.thespiritoflife2014.org/p/blog-page.html )
and help us share our message and be the voice for the voiceless. Thank you for your donation!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

2014 Maine Principal's Association One Act Festival Dates

Regional competition (Windham) March 7-8
State competition (Camden) March 21-22
New England (TBA) April 16-18

Community performance (the sneak preview) Feb 28- March 2 at the Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School, 406 Gray Road, Windham, Maine

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ready, Set, Go!

Update #1
We've got a top-notch cast and crew, our very own website, and an outstanding publicity manager ;>) and we're ready to go!
This is going to be a very unique and special show, so you'll want to save some dates on your calendar. Public shows are February 28 7:00PM, March 1 at 7:00PM, and March 2 at 5:00PM at the Windham Performing Arts Center, 406 Gray Road, Windham, Maine.

The Maine Principal's Association One-Act Festival competition 2014 dates are coming soon.