Hundreds of thousands of people flooded through Washington during the Woman's March on Washington on January 21st, 2017.
SilverLens staff Olivia Lindsley, Mika Yatsuhashi, and Claire Maske interview H. Lee Gable, producing artistic director at the Rainbow Theater Project.
Senior Abby Rowland (pictured right-center as Hamlet) was just one of many girls who performed as a male character.
The show's modern theme saw armed soldiers in camouflage marching through the set.
Horatio (left-center, played by senior Jack Russ) looks on tearfully at the destruction and death left over by the show's final scene.
Blair soccer players run towards the ball.
Senior Thierry Siewe Yanga leads the class of 2017 in a school chant.
The girls tennis team runs with other sports teams to celebrate their season.
The student section cheers the Blazers on at the homecoming football game versus Kennedy.
Senior Thomas Brown de Colstoun spikes the ball in a volleyball game.
The rain is coming down hard while seniors look for their assigned busses.
Hamburgers and hot dogs were the meal of the day for seniors and teachers.
A student takes a selfie as they zipline.
Senior Cole Sebastien lines up a shot while playing mini golf.
Senior Elia Martin lines up a shot while playing a game of horseshoes.
In a nod to the classic broadway theater Kismet originated in, a group of showgirls perform as a quartet.
Senior Cameron Bauserman performs ‘Sands of Time', the opening song of the show.
The musical centers around a poor poet (right, played by senior Ari Goldbloom-Helzner) who tricks his way into richness and royalty while narrowly escaping getting caught.
The Poet's daughter, Marsinah (junior Karuna Nandkumar) falls in love with the Caliph, the ruler of Baghdad (junior Jack Russ).
The evil Wazir (center) tries to prevent the couple's love, in the hopes of marrying the Caliph to a different bride.
Luckily, the enchanting Lalume (senior Lucy Glenshaw) joins the Poet in foiling the Wazir's evil plan.
The show featured an ensemble costumed in traditional Arabic styles.
Sophomore Eli Cohen (center) runs through a scene wearing an elephant's head, one of the many set pieces designed by stage crew.
The three Ababunian princesses (right center) strike the finishing pose of their dance.
The show included a variety of dances, inspired by multiple Middle Eastern styles and choreographed by Blair alum Elizabeth Spilsbury.
The cast of Kismet strikes a pose at the end of a number.
Joining the BNC crew required an application process for next school year.
Junior Ronee Goldman is going to the final round of the English Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition.
Larry Bowers and Eric Guerci take questions from Blazers.
Technology is an integral part of every classroom curriculum.
Handwriting is slowly becoming obsolete in the classroom.
Students Ankitha Durvasula and Ramya Durvasula perform a traditional Indian dance.
Hermela Mengesha recites 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night' by Dylan Thomas. She was one of many students to perform poetry.
The 2016 Magnet Arts Night audience was kept thoroughly entertained by emcees Michael Yin, Priyanka Ravi, and Alice Varughese, who cracked jokes and made witty comments throughout the night.
Steven Qu performs a moving rendition of Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, accompanied by Annie Zhao on piano (not pictured).
Students strike a pose during a KPOP dance routine.
Senior Eric Chen leads Blair's student acapella group Intonation in a performance of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' by Stevie Wonder.
Student Will Donaldson (left), teacher Ms. Duval (center), and Mr. Donaldson (right) lead the audience in singing the Maryland Waltz.
Student Annie Zhao performs a mesmerizing dance to Celine Dion's 'To Love You More'.
The rulebook for texting is drastically different than any form of face-to-face communication.
The stage crew and actors help to disassemble the set after the play.
Mr. Shindel concludes his week-long Interracial Dialogue meetings, which sought to foster dialogue between students of differing backgrounds regarding race relations in America.
Some characters prefer to cause trouble. Borachio, played by junior Ben Trunk, explains his evil plan to his spiteful lord, Don Jon (portrayed by junior Cole Sebastien).
The costume, makeup, and hair designs are just as colorful as the set.
Tragedy nearly strikes as the characters' lives are thrown into chaos by lies and deceit.
Eventually, the villains are rounded up and forced to confess their crimes to The Watch, a group of quirky village guards.
Hero (right center), portrayed by junior Abby Rowland, tells her handmaidens of her plan to make characters Benedick and Beatrice fall in love. The show's storyline focuses heavily on different characters working to bring romantic interests together.
Junior Jack Russ woos an audience member as romantic lead Benedick. On several occasions, audience members were treated to direct interaction from actors.
A thunderhead descends over Blair High School and delays the Homecoming Football Game.