Putting together a production on this scale at a school like Keystone is a complicated undertaking and is only made possible by collaboration and considerable hard work. For Once On This Island, a small army of excited and talented Keystone theatre faculty, community members, professional artists, visual arts faculty, Keystone Staff, parents and student designer/technicians has come together to support a cast of over 30. Ms. Sarah Koegler-Clarke, theatre faculty, leads a group of 10 young Keystone student designers who are collaborating to create the eclectic and creative costumes needed to tell the story of who these players are and what worlds they come from. Marina Antoline, music faculty, (supported by Christine Matovich as vocal coach, who transformed the students’ tentative voices into powerful story-telling instruments) leads us as the music director. She heads a live orchestra composed of Keystone faculty (Mark Elshout, Greg Barnes, Rob DiMarzo), external professional musicians, and Keystone student Julia Zhou. Visual Arts and Design Department Chair, Mark Hobbs, leads a crew of 10 Keystone students in the scene shop as they create the world of our abandoned theatre. John Han and Sam Zhang, Performing Arts Centre technicians, help a crew of 15 students understand how lighting and sound help create the world of a play. Spring Tian, the Executive Assistant to the Performing Arts Centre, is coordinating the acquisition of all the bizarre and unique items used on the stage. The direction team, Gillian Williams, Rachel Hopkins, and YoungSil Park, coordinate and support every rehearsal, providing inspiration and challenges to the cast. Most importantly, student Stage Manager Joya Zhao holds the entire endeavor together by keeping everyone on track and managing communication, logistics, tracking, and accountability. Countless other departments, including Marketing and Communications, Facilities, Operations, and IT departments, as well as divisions and school leadership, have also offered their support during this process. It really does take a village to tell this story.