The Coast News Group

Students bring play to life

From left, back row, members of the Carlsbad Student Production and Writing Club Committee include Cassie Nesbit, Evan Boda, Travis Kramer, Kathryn  Yi, Bella Edelman, with, from left, front: Maddy McCarthy, Sachi Stewart, Marina Kenat, Dublin-Ireland Villa and Aly Sutherland.

Not pictured: Kobe Cowell, Sierra Benosa, Jason Guerrero and Cinjun Chiniquay.


CARLSBAD — The kids did it all.

Carlsbad High School students announce the presentation of “Oneirataxia,” the second, annual, completely student written, directed and produced play, to be staged from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10 through Oct. 12, in room 5002 of Carlsbad High School, 3557 Monroe St.

There is no intermission, but refreshments and merchandise will be sold 30 minutes before to each show. Tickets are $12 at or at the door.

This production, created and synthesized by the Student Production Club Writing Club Committee, combines the theatrical talents of 14 Carlsbad High School students. Students from two different grade levels perform a piece that speaks to a large demographic while providing the ensemble with a hands-on learning opportunity on casting, teamwork, leadership, production design and business in a real-world setting. The first performance of Oneirataxia culminates a total of 43 after-school rehearsal hours over the course of two months. During this time, crew members also collaborated on props, costumes, programs, sponsorships, advertisements and set pieces for the production.

Following last year’s “Love is Blind: A Spoken-Word Play,” “Oneirataxia” functions as the first official collaborative work of “Student Production Club,” a club dedicated to empowering students to write, direct and act in their own theatrical and cinematic productions. The “Oneirataxia” production and Student Production Club work hand-in-hand to provide a platform for creative student expression.