King’s-Edgehill School is proud to present Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic as this year’s Senior School play production.
“For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.” – Matt Cox, author of Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic
From acting to backstage crew, we will be highlighting and introducing some of the students involved in our production as the weeks unfold. We will be interviewing students who are part of the cast and crew to share their thoughts on their responsibilities with the show, their experience with the performing arts, and the importance of arts in their everyday lives. We hope you will consider supporting this dedicated team of staff and students by attending this production which debuts April 20-22, 2023.
For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of our students who have put endless amounts of time and effort into the arts program at KES. This week we will be highlighting Bryan Ma ‘24 (Sound Booth) and Tanvi Manchineni ‘24 (Susie Bones).
Bryan is in Grade 11, and this is his first year at King’s-Edgehill School. Before joining us, he participated in Annie Jr and Bugsy Malone as both ensemble and crew. When asked whether he would recommend that others join theatre, or the arts in general, Bryan responded, “Yes, yes, yes! Since everyone knows how they feel, they can express themselves in a way they like. In other words, they are artists! I can't stress enough on how ingrained art is in us; it's one defining feature that makes us human, and that makes us mentally sound. Art programs in school are often a combination of creation and interpretation, and people who participate in them can easily find a balance point between those that suit them. Arguably, there's no excuse not to join arts!” As well as theatre, Bryan has been drumming and composing for the last six years, and is currently involved with the jazz band, arts committee, choir, and debate team here at KES. This year, he will be bringing his musical enthusiasm to the sound booth. He is looking forward to seeing how all the cast and crew work together to bring Puffs to life. Thank you, Bryan!
Tanvi is originally from England but is living locally now. She is in Grade 11 and her fifth year at KES. She has always enjoyed theatre and has always been a part of King’s-Edgehill productions. Tanvi enjoyed being a part of The Little Mermaid this fall and has also taken part in many KES musicals including Frozen Jr. and Heathers, as well as last year's production of Clue. Her love of theatre started when she saw Wicked performed in London, and her love for the arts has only grown. Tanvi is an IB diploma candidate and is running improv club as her CAS project. She is also on the KES Highlander dance team. She recommends the arts to others because the experience you have and the friends you make along the way in the fine arts community is phenomenal. Tanvi is looking forward to her role as Susie Bones and cannot wait to see the play come together as a whole.
Senior School Play Communications Manager