DSBN Schools Impress at Regional Drama Festival 

 

Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School (RCBHS) will be taking its show on the road, to the Provincial Sears Drama Festival in Hamilton beginning May 6. The cast and crew from RCBHS earned the Outstanding Production award for their production of Sophocles’ “Antigone” at the recently held Regional Sears Drama Festival.  

 

“Only 12 schools showcase at Provincials out of over 400 entrants, so this is quite an accomplishment,” said Jerome Black, DSBN Arts Consultant. In addition to its Outstanding Production Award, RCBHS earned an Award of Excellence for ensemble work.  

 

RCBHS was not the only DSBN school honoured at the Regionals. Stamford Collegiate also took home Awards of Excellence for Lights, Sound and Video Design, Original Music and Performance for their production of “Invisible Wounds” penned by Stamford drama students, based on work by Edward Brown. St. Catharines Collegiate earned an Award of Merit for Performance in “We All Fall Down,” written by the school’s drama teacher Brenna McAliister. 

 

 “Congratulations to RCBHS, Stamford and St. Catharines Collegiate. They should all be very proud of their efforts and accomplishments,” added Black. 

 

The Provincial Showcase will be held at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School from May 6-9. This event is noncompetitive; however, a number of awards will be given at the discretion of the adjudicator. There are prizes for writing and technical skill, as well as scholarships and bursaries awarded to help recipients pursue careers in performing arts.