by Celeste Vandermillen – The Seventh Annual Festival of One-Act Plays is right around the corner! Since before winter break, GDRHS Drama Guild students have been rehearsing and preparing for a one-act play chosen by their grade’s student director. Each grade has been rehearsing several times per week in addition to the two weeks of tech rehearsals leading up to the performances. These weeks of hard work all cumulate in a final competition between the grades: each class performs a different play, and a group of judges is brought in to select a winner. Aside from the all-important “Best Play” award are more specific awards given to outstanding directors, actors, costume designers, and several others.
Over 60 students signed up earlier this year to direct, act, or work on the tech crew of their grade’s show. This year’s student directors are Megan Fitzpatrick (Class of 2019), Zarah Durst (Class of 2018), Callum McLaughlin and Hannah Young (Class of 2017), and Jackie Coy and Emily Olson (Class of 2016). Come and see great performances from GDRHS students and support your favorite class!
Performances will be in the Black Box on February 5th at 7 P.M. and February 6th at 2 and 7 P.M. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Hope to see you there!