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This year's annual D-E Spring Theatre production, which is produced and performed entirely by D-E students, is "Dogfight". Performing live in Hajjar Auditorium at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, "Dogfight" follows one marine, Eddie Birdlace, through his experiences in the Vietnam War.

The musical begins on the night before Eddie ships out. It is November 21, 1963: the night before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The majority of the show takes place on this night, during the final hours of an innocence in Eddie, and the United States alike, that will quickly disappear.

Director Emma Battle '18 shares, "Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died serving in the United States armed forces. This production is dedicated to them. This show is also for all of our veterans and anyone who has a loved one -- a family member, a friend, a neighbor -- who has served. There are 58,318 names on the Vietnam Wall Memorial, and thousands of other people, on both sides of the conflict, whose names could not be written in stone. This show is for them."

Tickets are available for $15 (general admission) at the door. Important, please note that this production contains mature language; parental guidance recommended.  All proceeds from the show are going to be donated to the Jericho Project to benefit homeless veterans in New York City. 

"Dogfight" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by 

Questions about Spring Theatre and "Dogfight" may be directed by Email to

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A structured involvement in the arts unleashes the kind of creativity that can invigorate one’s entire learning experience. Studying the arts can also help a student grasp mathematical and visual concepts, develop critical literacy, and see patterns across academic disciplines.

At Dwight-Englewood, the arts play an important role from pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.

All Lower School students learn how to listen to and create music. One activity that defines the Lower School experience is the Creating Original Opera program, in which all fifth-graders participate. Additionally, our studio-art program offers children the opportunity to explore many forms of visual art. Students work from both their own imagination and direct observation. By starting out early in life making art, our students ignite a lifelong love for the arts.

At the Middle School level, drama, music, and studio art challenge students to become confident and imaginative innovators. This growth continues in the Upper School, where a program such as Jazz Rock helps aspiring singers and musicians select the right composition to show-case their talents.

In the Upper School, students can choose from courses in studio art, sculpture, ceramics, and photography/video production; theater courses that explore acting technique, writing for the stage, production, and the technical arts; and music courses in orchestra and chamber ensembles, chorus, stage band, or handbell choir.

One of the most exciting things about Dwight-Englewood’s arts program is that so many of our instructors boast significant professional experience. Many are active on Broadway, play in musical ensembles, or pursue visual-arts careers. By sharing their real-world experience with students, our teachers serve to inspire and to prepare a new guard made up both of people who make art and those who deeply appreciate it.

Meet the Arts Department

List of 17 members.

  • Mr. John Littlefield 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Arts/Adjunct Faculty
    (201) 227-3255
  • Mrs. Rachel Brusky 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    6th Grade Art and the D-E Visual Arts Department
    201-569-9500 x4836
    New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey - Standard Teaching Certificate
    New York Academy of Art - M.F.A.
    Rhode Island School of Design - B.F.A.
  • Mr. Robert "Rob" DeBellis 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Jazz Rock and Stage Band Music Teacher
    (201) 569-9500 x4765
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Mrs. Carole DeVito 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    part time Chair of History Dept./Art History
    (201)569-9500 x4415
    Columbia University - M.A.
    Smith College - B.A.
  • Ms. Marisol Diaz 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Chair of the Fine Arts Department
    (201) 227-3250
    Maryland Institute - M.F.A.
    Antioch College - B.A.
  • Mr. Leon Di Leone 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    MIS Dir/Audio-Visual Coordinator/TheatreTech Dir
    (201) 227-3212
  • Mr. Diego Garcia 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4704
  • Ms. Mary Heveran 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Lower School Music Teacher
    (201)569-9500 x4315
    Centenary College - B.A.
  • Mr. Kenneth Kacmar 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Choral Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4726
  • Mr. Robert Levin 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Music Part time
    (201) 569-9500 x4784
  • Mr. James "Jake" Lloyd II 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department- Music
    (201) 227-3256
  • Mr. John McCabe 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Long Island University - B.A.
    School of Visual Arts
  • Ms. Carla Moriarty 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Artistic Director of Theater
    (201) 569-9500 x4816
  • Mr. Robert Murphy 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Upper School Theater Director
    (201) 569-9500 x4719
  • Ms. Annaliesa Place 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Private Music Lesson Program
    (201) 569-9500 x4727
  • Mrs. Lydia (Oliveros) Scrivanich 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4394
  • Miss Caitlyn Young 

    Dwight-Englewood School
    Art Department -Fine Arts
    (201) 569-9500 x4829

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Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.