David Fresolone is a Rare Talent being Honored at a New York State Conference
For most artists, upon completing their work, there is an instant gratification and satisfaction of seeing their work finished. A painter can stand back and see their artwork. A singer or musician can hear their art as it is played. This is not so for a playwright. To enjoy a finished work the playwright needs a stage, actors, and a crew. It is a rare occasion for a playwright to realize the dream of seeing a play come to life on the stage.
HHS senior, David Fresolone, is one of those select artists. His play entitled "Sole Reader" will be performed at the New York State Theatre Education Association (NYSTEA) Student Theater Conference this January 5th, 6th, and 7th. More information about this event can be found at www.nystea.org.
HHS Theater Arts Teacher, Ms. Ruthie Pincus, has been instrumental in working with David to achieve this success. Ms. Pincus announced that David's writing was also selected for this year's "Stage the Change, The Arts as a Social Voice," annual event held at the Tilles Center on November 3. Scripts were submitted from schools all over Long Island and New York City in the fields of dance and theatre. David's social justice scripts were chosen to be performed. To purchase tickets, visit www.stagethechange.org or contact Ms. Ruthie Pincus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-375-3532. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students.
The Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Dr. Laura Landor, said, "Congratulations to David Fresolone and his teacher, Ms. Ruthie Pincus, on this wonderful recognition from NYSTEA. While we are all familiar with the fantastic performances that our student actors give on stage, this is a wonderful reminder that our theatre program isn't solely about kids putting on a show (cue Mickey Rooney: "Hey, kids, let's put on a show!") Our program goes into the heart of playwriting, directing, as well as backstage and technical work so that students receive a thorough and comprehensive education in theatre. I am looking forward to seeing David's play brought to life on the stage and am proud of the great recognition that this will bring to Hauppauge."
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Dennis O'Hara, invited David and fellow senior Francesco DiFlora to address the faculty and staff assembled for Superintendent's Conference Day on September 5th. These two gifted students delivered an address that was insightful, respectful, inspiring and, at times, very funny. When asked, Mr. Fresolone said, "It was a true honor to be able to give that address."
David is planning on attending college next year in the Washington D.C. area where he looks to study Politics and International Relations. He plans on also staying involved in theater as much as he can.