American Drama class creates "Street Car Named Desire" adaptations

December 5, 2014

In Ms. Heishman’s American Drama class students were asked to create an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' “A Streetcar Named Desire.” It was a project that allowed students to take the characters and events of the play and work them into another format. There were few restrictions, resulting in a wide variety of final products, all of which were creative and effectively exhibited their familiarity of the play and its themes.

Students judged their adaptations and the winner, A Teletubbies remake by Lily Hyon ’16, Taylor Chung ’16, and Anne Yang ’16, won tickets and a chaffeur (Ms. Heishman) for a night at the movies.  Other adaptions included a fairy tale, news broadcast, and a Fluxx-style card game which gained the attention of Fluxx creator, Andy Looney, via Twitter. He hopes to visit the class for a game sometime in the near future. 

Photo: Anna McMahon '15 used her phone to show her group's card game in action on the classroom Smartboard.