Senior One Act Play Festival
Stars Impress at the One Act Play Festival
The 2016 Senior One Act Play Festival took place on Friday 28th October. Every one of the Grade 11 Drama students was involved, as well as a large number of boys and girls from other grades. The GLT was fit to burst as there was huge support for the five productions that were being staged: four published works and one original piece penned by Laura van Rooyen.
This festival provides students with an opportunity to work on material of their own choosing. Often the topics they want to tackle are controversial, dealing with “real world” issues and problems that they want to explore in a safe space. The students are encouraged to take full responsibility for the play-making process, taking their productions from the page to the stage.
This year, there were many obstacles that arose but our Drama students were totally committed and determined to perform to the very best of their ability on the night. I commend the cast and crew for being resilient during this remarkable, memorable journey. You are all stars!
Stressed by Alan Haehnel
An exploration of teenage angst.
Director: Tiro Serobe
Production Assistant: Gabi Beauchamp
Cast: Zama Khumalo
Pigs and Dogs
Pigs and Dogs by Caryl Churchill
Based on material from Boy-Wives and Female Husbands, this play looks at different African views of gender and sexuality and challenges cultural intolerance.
Director: Nana Moloi
Production Assistant: Demi Olivier
Cast: Botlahle Boikanyio
Snow Angel by Louis John Carlina
In a seedy motel room, two broken people seek solace in each other’s company.
Director: Sarah Falconer
Production Assistant: Sascha Robinson
Cast: Emily Fields
Love and Money
Love and Money by Dennis Kelly
In a fractured narrative, this play portrays a marriage driven to brutal destruction by the financial pressure of contemporary life.
Director: Tayla Prendergast
Production Assistant: Kelsey Kinmont
Cast: Michael Hern
AV for the Published Works: E’jane Li
Corner Calamity by Laura van Rooyen
In the illusive world of the play, the protagonists face an existential crisis of Biblical proportions as the mysterious figures of Abra and Raxas toy with time and tempers.
Director: Laura van Rooyen
Production Assistants: Jemma Thompson & Jasleen Kaur
Audio-Visuals: Gabriella Fedetto
Sound and Lights: Laura van Rooyen & Morgan van Rooyen
Cast: Kiara Stanek