Drama in Car­bon­ear

Host school wins best se­nior play award

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO BY TERRY ROBERTS THE COM­PASS

There was plenty of drama in Car­bon­ear ear­lier this month dur­ing the West­ern Re­gional Drama Fes­ti­val, which was staged at the Princess Sheila NaGeira The­atre. Some 260 stu­dents from schools through­out the East­ern School District’s west­ern re­gion pre­sented 12 plays dur­ing the two-day event, which con­cluded March 2. The event was ad­ju­di­cated by well-known New­found­land ac­tor, di­rec­tor, writer and school teacher Steve O’Con­nell of St. John’s. O’Con­nell de­scribed the event as awe­some, and said “the­atre is alive and well in this province, and mov­ing for­ward.” The most cov­eted award, best se­nior play, went to the drama troupe from Car­bon­ear Col­le­giate for a pre­sen­ta­tion called “The In­san­ity of Mary.” The troupe will now com­pete at the pro­vin­cial drama fes­ti­val in Cor­ner Brook in May. A com­plete list of the award win­ners was not avail­able, but the ac­com­pa­ny­ing pho­tos shine a spot­light on some of the ma­jor ac­co­lades.

The award for best ac­tress in a lead role ( ju­nior) went to Erin Mackey of Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts for her work in “Beauty and the Beast.” She is pic­tured here with ad­ju­di­ca­tor Steve O’Con­nell.

The award for best ac­tor in a lead role (se­nior) went to Chris­tian Mor­gan of As­cen­sion Col­le­giate in Bay Roberts for his work in “Drift.” He is pic­tured here with ad­ju­di­ca­tor Steve O’Con­nell.

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