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  • Silas Webb '24 acting in rehearsals for The Chance of a Lifetime.

    Behind the Scenes with Abigail Murphy '23, Creator of the HDA Summer Show

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain '23 and Amalia Tuchmann '23
    While most Hopkins students were away from campus on their summer vacation, members of the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) were busy producing the annual student-directed summer show.
  • The cast of Romeo & Juliet onstage for a party scene.

    A Shakespearean Success: HDA Presents Romeo & Juliet

    Rose Robertson’24 Arts Editor Shriya Sakalkale ‘24 Arts Editor
    Countless iterations of Romeo and Juliet have graced the stage since the sixteenth century, now including Hopkins Drama Association’s own production. On April 28, Hopkins premiered a modern take on Romeo & Juliet, directed by Drama teacher Mike Calderone.
  • Jeffery performs in church.

    Artist of the Issue: James Jeffery ‘22

    Daniela Rodriguez-Larrain Fernandez ’23 Arts Editor
    James Jeffery ’22 is the product of an upbringing surrounded by music. 
  • Loffredo and her partner dancing.

    Artist of the Issue: Julia Loffredo

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    Julia Loffredo ’22 began dancing as a toddler, and dance has become an integral part of her life ever since. Currently, Loffredo studies at Westport’s Academy of Dance, where she takes eight dance classes.
  • Students work on painting a banner together.

    Student Art Comes to the Forefront of Climate Activism

    Amalia Tuchmann ’23 Lead Arts Editor Sarvin Bhagwager ’24 Assistant Arts Editor
    In honor of Earth Week 2022 (April 18-22), The Razor discussed the role of art in the climate crisis with youth from the Hopkins community and beyond.
  • A self-portrait by Makaio Toft ‘21.

    Women Alumni Share Their Art

    Shriya Sakalkale ‘24 Arts Editor
    Hopkins is home to a thriving arts community, with a diverse selection of art courses and organizations contributing to the education of countless young Hopkins students. In honor of Women’s History Month, The Razor had the unique opportunity to connect with alumnae who have gone on to work and study in art fields.
  • Remember Me by Mickalene Thomas.

    150 Years of Women at Yale: An Interview With the Curator

    Amalia Tuchmann '23 Assistant Arts Editor
    Arts recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Hodermarsky, the Sutphin Family Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, about her work as the organizer of the recent exhibition, On the Basis of Art: 150 Years of Women at Yale. The exhibition ran from September 10, 2021 to January 9, 2022 and showcased work by Yale-trained women artists.
  • Joanna Lu ’22

    Artist of the Issue: Joanna Lu

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    After Joanna Lu ‘22 was encouraged at the age of five by her mom to pursue the piano, music became one of the most important aspects of her life.
  • Stephen Sondheim photographed for Vogue

    Hopkins Celebrates Stephen Sondheim

    Sophia Neilson '23 Arts Editor
    On November 26, 2021, American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim passed away at the age of 91. Sondheim composed many well-known musicals such as Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Company. His death has impacted our community greatly.
  • Charcoal Landscape Study
Artist: Katherine Tombaugh ’24
Statement: “[This piece was] made to strengthen my skills in proportion, perspective, texture, and most importantly value. For the charcoal specifically, the process was definitely a challenge in terms of detail and texture due
to charcoal’s tendency to blur and smudge.”

    Visual Arts Showcase: Student Work from Fall Semester

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    With Term I art classes coming to a close, The Razor collected submissions from Hopkins’ visual arts students. Even more student pieces are on display at!
  • Schroth directs Concert Choir at 2021’s Spring Concert.

    A Winter Revival: Choir and Orchestra Concert Returns to the Hill

    Teddy Witt ’24 Campus Correspondent
    On Sunday, December 12, Hopkins’ musical ensembles hosted the Music of Winter Concert for the first time since 2019, in Hopkins’ own Walter Camp Athletic Center.
  • Chase Stevens-Scanlan

    Artist of the Issue: Chase Stevens-Scanlan

    Rose Robertson ’24 Assistant Arts Editor Anika Gurjar ’24 Campus Correspondent
    Hopkins fine artist Chase Stevens-Scanlan ’22 grew up in a family of scientifically-minded artists who nurtured her own artistic instincts. Her relationship with art has blossomed gradually; in her own words, Stevens-Scanlan “was just always into it.”
  • The Shubert Theater awaits live audiences once again in downtown New Haven.

    Live Theater Returns to New Haven Venues

    Amalia Tuchmann '23 Assistant Arts Editor
    Almost a year and a half after the curtain went down in theaters all over the country, the lights are finally turning back on for live theater in New Haven and beyond. From Hopkins’ very own Drama Association (HDA) productions in Lovell Hall, to the Shubert and Long Wharf theaters in downtown New Haven, to Broadway in New York City, actors are once again experiencing their first standing ovations and audiences are attempting to figure out if and when they should clap after a song ends. 
  • Rose Robertson ’24 and Zack Haywood ’24 rehearse a particularly dramatic moment in the One Acts.

    The Winter One Acts: An “Edukational” Production

    Sarvin Bhagwagar ’24 Campus Correspondent
    On December 9, 10, and 11, the Hopkins Drama Association (HDA) put on the latest iteration of its student-directed Winter One Acts. This year, the show contained eighteen sketches and songs, all under ten minutes in length, from the famed comedy troupe Monty Python, in Monty Python’s Edukational Show. The directors selected for the Winter One Acts this year were seniors Felipe Perez, Anand Choudhary, Talia Chang, Ty Eveland, and Erin Low, and juniors Will Schroth-Douma, Sophia Neilson, and Abigail Murphy.
  • Ava Cho performing at the Spring 2021 Orchestra Concert.

    Artist of the Issue: Ava Cho

    Rose Robertson ‘24 Assistant Arts Editor
    Ava Cho ‘22 was encouraged to learn an instrument at the age of seven, and has been enthralled with the violin ever since. Whether through studying AP Music Theory at Hopkins, or enjoying the work of Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, and Beethoven, Cho has been persistent in honing her violin virtuosity.
  • The poster for Shang-Chi.

    Asian Representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    On September 3, 2021, Marvel Studios released its first solo film to have an Asian-Canadian person as the lead character. Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, features a predominantly East Asian cast and follows the story of Shang-Chi, a man who leaves his life as a valet parker in San Francisco to confront his father, Wenwu, and the crime organization he built: the Ten Rings.
  • The mural of Dr. Bouchet on Henry Street in New Haven.

    New Haven Artists Create Mural of Hopkins Alum

    Sophia Neilson '23 Arts Editor
    On September 15, 2021, artists Kwadwo and Kwasi Adae completed their mural of Hopkins alumnus Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet. The mural was revealed on what would have been Bouchet’s 169th birthday, on Henry Street in downtown New Haven.
  • Talia Chang ‘22 with other Met Museum interns.

    A Metropolitan (Museum) Summer

    Anand Choudhary ’22 Lead Arts Editor
    This past summer, Talia Chang ’22 commuted to New York City every day to work as an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Anand Choudhary '22

    Cultivating Young Artists: Hopkins Students Teach Drama

    Rose Robertson '24 Assistant Arts Editor
    As Hopkins students have spent their summer in pursuit of new outlets through which to serve the community, Anand Choudhary ’22, Orly Baum ’22, and Will Schroth-Douma ’23 brought drama to students at the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Midsummer cast rehearses in Lovell.

    StuPro Director Calderone on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Amalia Tuchmann '23 Assistant Arts Editor
    On September 9 and 10, sixteen Hopkins students took to the stage in the summer production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Eli Calderone ’22.
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