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Carlsbad High Students Produce Play

by The Editors on November 6, 2018

Love Is Blind, a play directed by Carlsbad High School sophomore Aiko Lozar is set to run December 6-8, 2018 at Carlsbad High School. The play, which is reportedly the first in Carlsbad history to be completely written, directed, and produced by students, combines the talents of 17 Carlsbad High School students from three different grade levels.

A hard-hitting piece about a dystopian society in which love has been eradicated for the sake of peace, the characters question the importance of controversy, love, and freedom of speech. The play follows the fictional life of Amber, a high school student who agrees that love should be synonymous to treason – until Amber falls in love with her best friend, Blake Colby. Written entirely in rhyme & prose, and blocked with interpretive choreography, the play depicts the ethical struggles behind a technologically advanced society as well as the undiscovered waters of falling in love as a teenager. The unique setting of the theater room allows for interaction between the audience and the cast in a theater-in-the-round style to yield a more intimate and meaningful connection between the modern world and the characters in the play.

Tickets for the performances are $5 and can be purchased in advance at https://loveisblindtickets.brownpapertickets.com/. For the official word on the play and those responsible for its production, please follow the jump.

Carlsbad High School Students Announce “Love is Blind”
The First-Ever Student-Run Spoken-Word Poetry Play on December 6-8

Carlsbad, Calif. – November 5, 2018 – Carlsbad High School students announce “Love is Blind,” the city’s first completely student written, directed, and produced play, to be held December 6th through 8th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with a matinee on the 8th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., in room 5002 of Carlsbad High School, at the cost of $5 per audience member. There will be no intermission, but refreshments and merchandise will be sold thirty minutes prior to each showing. One may purchase tickets at the door of 5002 thirty minutes prior to the each showing, but it is recommended to purchase tickets at https://loveisblindtickets.brownpapertickets.com/ as space is limited.

This production, created and synthesized by sophomore Aiko Lozar, combines the theatrical talents of 17 Carlsbad High School students. Students from three 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 “Love is Blind” culminates a total of 54 afterschool rehearsal hours over the course of three months. During this time, crew members also collaborated on props, costumes, programs, sponsorships, advertisements, and set pieces for the production.

A hard-hitting piece about a dystopian society in which love has been eradicated for the sake of peace, the characters question the importance of controversy, love, and freedom of speech. The play follows the fictional life of Amber, a high school student who agrees that love should be synonymous to treason – until Amber falls in love with her best friend, Blake Colby. Written entirely in rhyme & prose, and blocked with interpretive choreography, the play depicts the ethical struggles behind a technologically advanced society as well as the undiscovered waters of falling in love as a teenager. The unique setting of the theater room allows for interaction between the audience and the cast in a theater-in-the-round style to yield a more intimate and meaningful connection between the modern world and the characters in the play.

About “Love is Blind”
Founded this year, “Love is Blind” functions as a prelude to the new club “Student Production Club,” a club dedicated to empowering students to write, direct, and act in their own theatrical and cinematic productions annually. The “Love is Blind” production and Student Production Club work hand-in-hand to provide a platform for creative student expression.

The cast of Love Is Blind pictured above:

Back: Amalia Zepeda, Sierra Benosa, Zoe Madarang, Kobe Cowell, Kaylyne Pham Middle: Maddy McCarthy, Shayne Conner, Nathan Lu, Kendal Furman

Front: Bella Edelman, Jeremy Thomason, Ali Lydecker, Jonah Wolf, Evan Boda
Not pictured: Marina Kenat, Anina Molinar

Back: Ali Lydecker (Props/Costume), Shayne Conner (Props/Costume), Diana Madden (Casting), Kaylyne Pham (Casting), Lena McEachern (Finance and Budgeting)

Front: Aiko Lozar (Head of Crew and Business), Kobe Cowell (Props/Costume), Ember Sierra (Publicity), Marina Kenat (Props/Costume) 

Love Is Blind’s Aiko Lozar

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