Phoenix Players

Phoenix Players is SJP’s extra-curricular theater program. We currently produce two performances each year, including one dramatic show and one musical. Our goal is to expose students to a wide breadth of different genres, techniques, and styles, as well as encouraging student participation across the board, be it onstage, on the design team, or in the wings. We are constantly growing, so keep an eye out on this spot for announcements and ticket sales!

Developed and nurtured by MSJA alumna Mariagrazia LaFauci ’08, the Phoenix Players have grown to become an extraordinary legacy in the relatively short life of the school. For a complete list of PP works, check out our Past Productions page.

SPRING PRODUCTION 2020


On Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, The Phoenix Players will present the spring play, Around the World in 8 Days by Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Presented in Phoenix Hall on the SJP campus, both shows will begin at 7:00PM.

The show is directed by Dr. Daniel Borkowski, Ms. Nia Gipson, mr. damian israel shiner, and several of the student players, themselves.

Synopsis:

Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of players, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals.

Cast:

Ananya Barton-Shiner ’22
Autumn Blundo ’21
Jessica Daher ’21
Ariannie Diaz ’22
Brigid Duffy ’22
Lauren Forbes ’22
Fiona Keady ’21
Jahcaris Lucien ’21
YueEn Ma ’22
Joshua May ’20
Isabella Millie ’22
Felicia Monteiro ’21
Annabelle Pappas ’22
Sam Reisfeld ’22
Nicolas Williams ’21
Hao Yang ’22