Gifford High scores hattrick at Intwasa
THE Gifford High School Drama Club, for the third time in a row, bagged the first prize at the Intwasa Plan High Schools Drama competition.
The competition which is part of the ongoing Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo was held at Bulawayo Theatre on Tuesday.
The Gifford boys beat 11 drama clubs and were awarded a floating trophy. In second place was Eveline Girls High while Mzilikazi High School managed to secure third place. Awards were also given for best cameo, best supporting male and female roles and best actor and actress. Bridget Sayers, the Gifford Drama Club patron could not contain her excitement.
“I didn’t expect us to win first place again this year. I’m excited by the win,” said Sayers.
She said their passion had helped them to retain first position for three years in a row.
“Determination and time investment are our secret. The boys dedicate themselves time to rehearse and they’re very passionate about what they do. They understand that in order to win, they need to go an extra mile and they’re always willing to go that extra mile.”
Sayers said the team’s passion had seen them executing different roles well.
“It’s not always easy coming up with a drama, especially considering that this is an all boys team. Very often we need female roles. However, the boys have so much passion which sees them transform into sometimes female roles, then they go back to being themselves afterwards.”
The participating teams were required to come up with plays in accordance with this year’s theme, Absentee Parents and the winning team presented one about a family torn apart by abuse. – @nkocykay