Broadway actress Daisy Hobbs and Emmy-nominated filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno visited Rafael Hernandez School of the Performing Arts during Arts Week. Throughout the week, students presented musical concerts, dance performers, and comedic scenes. The week culminated with a family arts celebration, during which parents, children and members of the community participated in various performing and visual arts activities.
Ms. Hobbs, who recently appeared in Aladdin on Broadway, spoke to students about her journey as a student in a local high school to a successful career as an actress. Newark artists Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno have created numerous fictional, documentary, art, and experimental films and screenplays with wide distribution exhibited in theaters and on PBS. They demonstrated to students the process of creating 3D films.