Frida: Fourth Grade Play

Fourth graders received standing ovations for Frida, a production based on the early life of Frida Kahlo.
The Class of 2028 was busy preparing for this performance since the beginning of October and it was new Drama Teacher Claire Larsen’s debut directorial event. The play is a true ensemble project with students involved in every aspect of the show, including building the sets and costume pieces and handling set changes during the performance. Students have the opportunity to present their ideas for consideration, and act as creative partners from playwriting to memorizing lines, setting up their own scenes, and of course, acting. 

Along with sharing some of Frida Kahlo’s life story, Ms. Larsen sees a central theme of the play as “focusing on the importance of resilience, following your heart and taking whatever life gives you and making something good out of it.” 

Special thanks to Lower School Music Specialist Ms. Mandelstein, Upper School Sewing Teacher Ms. Cappuccio-Nelligan, and Lower School Makery Facilitator Jimmy Santosa for supporting the production along with the fourth-grade teachers who offered technical support for running the screens and sound cues, managing the backstage activities, and curtains.
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