What used to be a once a semester tradition made its return to the Lausanne campus on Saturday night as the upper school thespian society transformed Blackmon Gallery into the Blue Heron Coffeehouse.
Coffee, tea and light snacks complimented the living room environment that welcomed students as they walked in.
Students took turns presenting stand-up comedy, songs, monologues and spoken word poetry.
"It’s fabulous to see the coffeehouse return. Students and I created the coffeehouse in the 90s and it was quite popular for a while," said high school English instructor Brenda Robinette. “We even saw the beginnings of legendary local musicians such as Matt Isbell of Ghost Town Blues Band. Matt performed with his high school band the Blind Venetians before graduating from Lausanne and making music his career."
For the students, it was an opportunity to share their talents in a new way. Something they hope to make a regular event as they look for new ways to put Lausanne arts on display.
"The Blue Heron Coffee House is an incredible way to celebrate the wonderful collection of talent here at Lausanne. Seeing the excitement the performers brought to the event and the awe they brought to the audience made for a very special night. We are always striving to find new ways to showcase students’ talents. The Blue Heron Coffee House was the latest addition to the many arts events here at Lausanne. We’ll be working hard to plan the next few Coffee House events!” Matthew Russell ‘19 said.