Giano Students Unleash Monsters and Fun TONIGHT with Dramatic Spooky Production for Community
Giano Drama Teacher Natalie Burge (above) and her students perform virtually TONIGHT at 6 PM "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."

Excitement radiates from Giano Drama Teacher Natalie Burge as she shares the creative talents of her students. Tonight they perform their first “Zoom production” of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.

“I was really sad that this Halloween would not be ‘normal.’ I wanted something special for our community to celebrate the holiday safely.” Burge came across a script and she shared it with her students. “I liked the idea of doing something fun in such a crazy time and the idea of making it our own. We read the script, watched the Twilight Zone episode on Netflix, read the script again, then listened to the original audio recording. I asked my students, ’You've seen this produced for TV, you heard this produced for Radio, now how do we make our own version for Zoom?’ I tried to plant the seed and then step back and let my students make it grow. This is thanks to their creativity!”

Tonight’s performance is fun for the whole family and will kick-off with music by Giano's Choir and Mariachi!

“Students like that drama is a safe space. Reading out loud, talking about emotions, connecting with each other, it's a place to belong and become. This was one massive group project, and I would not be here without my students and support from Principal Mr. Ochoa and Music Teacher Mrs. Trujillo. I hope everyone joins us tonight!”
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Join us Halloween evening as orchestra students from Alvarado, Oswalt Academy, Telesis Academy, Nogales and Rowland High Schools perform October 31 at 7 PM for the YouTube Premiere of Octoberfest. Dress up in your costumes and tag us at the following social media sites: Twitter: @RowlandSchools or Instagram: rusdmusic

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