Our Teacher in Charge of Drama, Mr Dwight Ashton, reports on how our actors fared at the recent Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.
The nine boys listed below were involved in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington, over Queen's Birthday weekend. We participated in the 15-minute scene section against 47 other schools and won three of the top awards including Most Effective Design, Outstanding Music/Song and Most Thought Provoking Performance. Besides the two days of Shakespeare performances at Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre, the boys also participated in a day of workshops where experts in their field taught a variety of performance skills. They also visited Parliament and sat in the banquet hall of the Beehive to hear talks from the Deputy Prime Minister and feedback from the esteemed judges of the festival. We attended the theatre and saw a performance from the New Zealand School of Dance.
The Cast of Othello:
Brooklyn Lee (Year 10) played Othello
Matthew Lee (Year 13) played Desdemona
Cameron Norton-Brown (Year 13) played Brabantio
Harry White (Year 13) played Iago
Jarvis Buckell (Year 13) played Emilia
Leo Hayes (Year 12) played the Duke
Kalan Drewer (Year 10) played Cassio
Dylan Stout (Year 10) played a gremlin
Callum Matthew (Year 10) played a demon