The Howard Aronson Metro Scholars Program is a program from Two River Theater in Red Bank that gives high school juniors the opportunity to learn about professional theater. Logan Connor ‘23 and Isabelle Darman ‘23 have both been selected to participate in the 2021-2022 program.
The competitive program offers a unique experience for Metro Scholars to become familiar with working in a professional theater. Those selected for the program attend workshops with various professional artists and assist on projects with the artistic, administrative and production departments at the Theater. Other benefits of the program include: two free subscriptions to the Two River Theater, exposure to the different departments, chances to share feedback on the workshops and shows, and opportunities to learn from theater professionals. Two River Theater gives high school juniors, who are passionate about the arts, a well-rounded, immersive experience to learn about professional theater from the inside.
Logan and Isabelle join a talented group of Trinity Hall alumnae who have participated in the program. Those alumnae congratulated Logan and Isabelle, proud to know that the tradition of Trinity Hall students serving as Metro Scholars continues. Hearing about the program from alumnae, attending the program’s kickoff, and seeing a show at the theater has Logan and Isabelle excited for what is to come.
“I really like the environment they put us in. The first day we came in and the program leaders said, ‘Getting into this program was competitive, but that is where the competition stops.’ We are all equal, and we are all in it together, there’s no competition. I really like that. Also, the people we meet are really nice, so I am excited to get to know them,” Isabelle answered when asked what she is excited for with the program.
Logan and Isabelle have already started participating in the program and saw Radio Golf, one of the current plays at Two River Theater. Logan explained that she has already started to notice more about different aspects of the production. “You pay more attention to the lighting, the set, the acting, and the direction… We got to walk around the set and the amount of detail was so cool.”
Logan and Isabelle, who met the summer before freshman year while acting in a show at Count Basie, are excited to gain experience and knowledge together during the Metro Scholars program that can help them beyond their high school years. Congratulations, Logan and Isabelle!
Read more about the Metro Scholars program here.