Amalgamated Academy takes Best Play award in junior category
There was much to choose from and the decision was tough, but members of the drama troupe from Amalgamated Academy in Bay Robert’s were the overall winners in the Junior division of the 2008-09 Western Regional Drama Festival.
The event, Find a Passion and Make it Work, ran from April 24 and showcased the acting talents of students from 12 schools in the Western Region, Eastern School District.
Amalgamated’s performance in the play Floating on a Don’t CareCloud also earned them the Best Use of Light Award and the Best Ensemble in a Theatrical Production Award. Troupe mem- ber Alex Oates took home the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Other awards were handed out during the closing ceremony, including Best Actor to Joshua Barrett of Holy Redeemer Elementary for his performance in the play Child Wonder and Best Actress Award to Elizabeth Hicks of St. Francis school for her role in the play Us and Them.
Holy Redeemer also picked up the award for Best Set Design while troupe member Victoria Smith took home the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
The Best Use of Sound Award as well as the Best Costume Award went to St. Anne’s Academy, Dunville for their play Robin Good and her Merry Hood or RobinHood while Baccalieu Collegiate’s play Parcel earned them the Best Backstage Crew in a Theatrical Production Award as well as the Adjudicators’ Award.
Meanwhile the Junior Drama Troupe from Roncalli High received the award for Best Musical.
Eastern School District organized the festival in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic and the Northern Avalon Tourism Association.
Berni Stapleton and Amy House, adjudicators for the festival, commended the organizers, students and coaches for all their effort.