On Wednesday, Westridge Alum Liliana Winkworth '10 visited Upper School English Teacher Tara Stevenson's Perspectives in Literature class. Winkworth, who holds an MFA in playwriting & screenwriting and works in the comedy division of a talent agency, led the class through the theme of "disruption."
The students were given blackouts (short comedy sketches that end in a stage blackout) to read, and then had to break down the sketches and discuss the subject matter. Afterwards, they brainstormed ideas to write blackouts of their own, while keeping the theme of disruption in mind.
"I think being disruptive is just doing what you think is funny and sometimes a little weird," said Winkworth.
Perspectives in Literature is an Upper School English elective that asks students to approach and analyze literary texts through the lenses of literature, science, history, music, and art. The class takes on a new theme every year and the theme for the 2022-2023 school year is "Disruption." Learn more about the class here.