Meaning of home explored in new Albany High School performance

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Monday night – one night only – you have a chance to see a play that reflects what high school students have to say, and it’s free.

Voices of diverse backgrounds are coming together to explore the meaning of “home” in a play written by Albany High School students. It’s a collaboration with the capital repertory theatre in Albany.

It’s called ‘Which Way is Home’ and it’s at 6:30 p.m. It was written and will be performed by Albany High School students. Bianka St. Juste is one of the writers and one of the performers.

“My role I like to call it the weaver. I introduce what the next piece is going to be about. I also wrote a couple of the pieces in it and I wrote the very last one called home,” said Bianka St. Juste, Albany High.

“The show is about how people don’t feel at home, whether they’ve lived here all their lives or they’ve come here from a different country, or how sometimes racism or oppression could make them feel not at home,” she said.

This is a collaboration with Capital Repertory Theatre.

“We have summer projects here at the rep, where our students come here on site and learn the craft of acting, we also have teaching artists go inside the schools, like an owl gentile is our teaching artist at Albany High School. This year she helped the students write the play, which way is home,” said Katherine Stephens, Education Program Manager, Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre.

It’s free and starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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