Tuesday, May 16, 2017

High School Plays Receive Recognitions at the 2017 NB Drama Festival

The Blackville High School Drama Club and grade twelve Theatre Arts class traveled to Fredericton to participate in the Annual New Brunswick Drama Festival on Thursday, May 11.

The two groups had worked hard all semester to perfect their plays, spending countless hours practicing and doing dress rehearsals, and all of their time and effort really paid off. Both performances went smoothly, and the two groups returned home with a number of awards.

 Blackville High School's Drama Club
The drama club were the first to perform from Blackville at the festival. For their performance of Alice in Wonderland in the Black Box Theatre, they were awarded with Outstanding Use of Costume. Outstanding Supporting Actor awards went to Christopher Underhill, Isabella Hallihan, and Robyn Stewart for their portrayals of the March Hare, Second Alice, and the Mad Hatter, respectively.

As well, Jules Keenan received an Outstanding Actor award for playing Alice. Jasmine Jardine received Outstanding Student Director for her hard work and dedication to the entirely student-run production.
Theatre Arts 120 class
As well, the Theatre Arts class, performed The Customer is Always Wrong in the Ted Daigle Theatre. 

The cast was given its fair share of awards, including Outstanding Choice of Material, and two Special Adjudicator’s Mentions - one for Gut-Busting Laughter and the other for Ensemble Work.

Hally Ross was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Ms. Cheryl Underhill was presented with an award for an Outstanding Teacher Director.

Overall, Blackville School’s participation in the 2017 New Brunswick Drama Festival was extremely successful, and it’s safe to say that there is no shortage of show-stopping talent at the school.

Article by Veronica Pond and Paulina Sturgeon