Performing Arts

Ramayana Character project art

Finding Humanity and Honoring the Process: Ramayana! Character Projects

To truly embody a character requires the actor to see and experience the world from that character’s perspective. Discovering a connection to character takes detective work, personal reflection and an embracing of the journey. Aside from spontaneous discoveries within rehearsal, another method…

Mary Supriya McDonald

Integrity, Leadership and Day-to-Day Kindness: Supriya McDonald

Mary Supriya McDonald, teacher and head of school, joined Mount Madonna School in 1987 and is retiring at the end of the current school year. Alumna Haley Campbell (’02) spoke with McDonald in December 2019, and shares this revealing profile. It was…

Aptos Times: Gitanjali & Friends, Concert Presented by Mount Madonna School Performing Arts

Aptos Times, 2/15/2020, “Gitanjali & Friends: Concert Presented by Mount Madonna School Performing Arts.” Mount Madonna School (MMS) music teacher Gitanjali Lori Rivera will join with students past and present, and current faculty in a celebration of music 7-9 p.m., March 7…

Gilroy Life: Student Performers Provided A Lot of Energy in Telling Tale from the Middle Ages

Gilroy Life, “Mount Madonna School student performers provided a lot of energy in telling tale from the Middle Ages,” by Camille Bounds. The musical “Pippin” opened on Broadway in October  1972  and tells a story about a journey a young prince takes…

GITANJALI: An Offering of Song with Gitanjali Lori Rivera and Friends

March 7 concert to benefit Mount Madonna School’s performing arts program Join Mount Madonna School (MMS) music teacher Gitanjali Lori Rivera, students past and present, and current faculty in a celebration of music benefitting the MMS performing arts program. “Mount Madonna School…

“Pippin” Art and Character Projects: Showcasing Creative Self-Expression

Creative Self-Expression, along with Academic Excellence and Positive Character Development, are hallmarks of a Mount Madonna School (MMS) education, and are infused throughout the curriculum. What follows is an excerpt from an article by Sampad Kachuck, longtime MMS performing arts director, about…