El Estoque

Stage manager, co-costuming lead and junior Marian Montejano organizes clothing in the loft — the room above the Blackbox where costumes and accessories from past productions are stored.

Behind the scenes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Anna Kaminitz and Nika Zamani October 29, 2021
Exploring the different facets of Drama’s fall play preparations
Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs

MV Drama’s virtual spring musical

Anika Sharma and Amber Milesi May 8, 2021
Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
Acting over Zoom

Acting over Zoom

Annie Zhang February 2, 2021
How the cast of 'The Misanthrope' grew into their characters and adapted to virtual theater
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

After having to postpone last year’s Spring Play, Mamma Mia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MV Drama department has put together and released its first virtual play: “The Misanthrope." Loosely set...

50 Questions with Hannah Gould

50 Questions with Hannah Gould

Shivani Madhan December 7, 2020
In the tenth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Hannah Gould 50 questions in her workspace
Juniors Eric Zheng and Daniel Kao perform at MV SNL with their band OvtaTvn.

Catching up with Music Theory Club

Ayah Ali-Ahmad March 13, 2020
Music Theory Club and their plans after their first performance
A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor March 13, 2020
Drama students who worked on the Romeo and Juliet play reflect on their experiences and favorite parts
Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Hannah Lee March 12, 2020
Updates on the impacts of COVID-19, more commonly referred to as coronavirus
Before the showing, actors readied themselves in the changing room and applied makeup.

Backstage of the fall play “The Marriage”

Sarah Young November 24, 2019
Drama students share what the Drama Department does to prepare for “The Marriage”
Fyokla Ivanovna (played by sophomore Shriya Dwivedi) and the Italian Rosebud (played by junior Dyuthy Ramachandran) sit alongside Agafya Tikhonovna (played by senior Naomi Hahn).

Googly for Gogol: A review of ‘The Marriage’

Robert Liu November 19, 2019
MV Drama’s production provides humorous and telling insight into social pressures and gender roles in 19th Century Russia
Photos by Sarah Young

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

Sarah Young, Graphics editor September 26, 2019
While preparing for this year’s fall play, Drama students discuss why they got into Drama and what their favorite memories were
College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often...

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