In the News: Blue Roses Theatre Company
Posted on 11/06/2017
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November 06 2017

Changing of the guard going smoothly at Schenectady High's Blue Roses Theater

As longtime Schenectady High School theater director Bill Ziskin stepped away from the program over the past year, he made way for new director Leia Depeche.

But Ziskin, who described his role in the past year as one of a producer and mentor, didn't overflow with advice.

“Don’t let the kids use the Kuerig [coffee maker]) was the extent of the advice,” Depeche said. “He definitely wanted me to make it my own program. He definitely didn’t dictate that this is how it should be.”

Ziskin co-founded the Blue Roses Theater Company with Tim Dugan at Schenectady High School in 1998. Nearly 20 years later, Ziskin is set to retire in December after over 30 years of teaching drama in Schenectady schools.  Read More

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