Drama in Carbonear
Host school wins best senior play award
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.