As a culmination of their work on Script to Performance, members of the IGS Theatricks classes performed two plays Children of the Black Skirt and The Popular Mechanicals.
For many of the students, this was their first performance in a full production, said Drama Teacher and show Director Ned Manning said that
“We are very proud of their efforts,” he said.
The whole process was fashioned to replicate, as closely as possible, the experience of performing in a play for a theatre company.
“The students auditioned for roles before being cast. They read and discussed the plays while researching their respective worlds.”
Students were assisted by NIDA Design Graduate, Jonathan Hindmarsh and his assistant on the project, Siobhan Jett O’Hanlon, who explained the process of set and costume design.
The creative team and stage crew were comprised of other members of the Year 10 cohort.
Students of the Year 10 cohort also assisted the show in the creative team and stage crew.
“The response from the audiences on both nights not only vindicated all the hard work but made Year 10 Drama Night a memorable experience for all concerned.”
Deputy Principal Academic Operations Lisa Kelliher said she was blown away by the range of talent on show.