Category Archives: Actions Through The Arts

Exclusive: Luner on Theatre Speaks With Larissa Mark About RENT at Trumbull High School

“I’ve never seen controversy over one of our shows before”. When a Connecticut high school principal decided he was going to cancel a scheduled production of RENT: School Edition because he believed the material in the show as “controversial” and “sensitive”, most high students would have sat back stunned and defeated. 17 year old Larissa Mark did just the opposite

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Connecticut High School Permanently Shuts Down All Plans for Production of RENT

Less than 100 miles from where from the theatre world was changed forever, students are being denied an opportunity to produce a piece of theatre that changed the world. RENT exploded onto the stage in 1996 bringing to life the topics of drug use, HIV and homosexuality in a way never before seen. The musical, which would go on to

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Letter from Principal to Trumbull High Students, Parents and Community Regarding RENT Decision

Below you will find a letter from Marc W. Guarino who is the principal at Trumbull High School in Connecticut. Recently, Mr. Guarino decided to cancel his high school’s scheduled production of RENT: School Edition after stating he believed the production had controversial material and subject matter. While you can find all of Luner on Theatre’s coverage on this on our

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Connecticut High School Administration Cancel’s Production of RENT

No Day But Today. While many school districts across the country work to minimize or eliminate their arts programs all together due to a lack of funding, it seems the districts not affected by such problems have decided to create their own. If you’re not sure exactly what I’m talking about, I’m sadly talking about the new trend of high

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