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A case of the 'Mondays'


Tantasqua students bring the drama in new web series



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Cast members of the TRHS student-run web show “Feels Like Monday” prepare for a recent show. Kevin Flanders. (click for larger version)
January 31, 2011
STURBRIDGE — Sometimes life can be so hectic and chaotic that you expect every day on the calendar to read "Monday."

This sentiment is no different among young people, as a group of Tantasqua Regional High School students began filming a web drama series called "Feels Like Monday" earlier this year.

Directed by English teacher Sean Cusick, the staff is composed solely of TRHS students ranging from freshmen to seniors. Cusick, who has worked at TRHS for three years, taught many film and video courses in other schools and he wanted to provide Tantasqua students with an opportunity to create their own show.

"I thought the students would be interested in doing a high school soap opera, and it just sort of took off from there," Cusick said.

According to Cusick, the student commitment to the show has been strong. A group of about 12 students typically meets each Wednesday to prepare the script for the show, and the cast members are filmed on Thursdays. The editing process takes place each Friday to prepare the show to be displayed on the web every Monday.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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