Senior Drama went from strength to strength this year.
At the beginning of the year, the Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival took place, and Logan Park submitted a piece from “Romeo and Juliet” (directed by Ms. Dupres) featuring Benny Holloway as Romeo and Leila East-Giles as Juliet (as well as other students) and a piece from “Measure for Measure” (directed by Rosa Flaherty) featuring Jeannie Corona and Zion Berwick. The piece made it through to the final round, competing against some high-calibre performances. In the end, we came away with the Denise Walsh Trophy for Best Ensemble, and Best Musical Contribution for Neive Strang and Cuba Rust for their wonderful original composition of "Juliet is the Sun". As well as this, Quinn Hardie was named the Runner-Up for the Direct Entry Category.
Later in the year, Trent Hawthorne, Lucas Dubyk, and Tyler Proctor competed in the local round of the TheatreFest One-Act Play festival which Logan Park hosted where they performed “The Paper Wall” (directed by Tyler Proctor). Whilst the piece did not make it further in the competition, Lucas Dubyk received the Best Actor Award and the team learned a lot from adjudicator Laurence Wiseman who is the HOD drama at STAC (St Andrews College in Christchurch.
The successes continued with the TheatreSports team, consisting of Tyler Proctor, Trent Hawthorne, Moe Stebbings, Quinn Hardie, and Alice Houston-Page, competed in the Regional TheatreSports Semi-Finals. The team (dubbed the “Falafel Five”) made it to the Regional Finals where they took away First Place in a fierce improv-off. The Falafel Five went up to Christchurch in September to compete at the South Island TheatreSports Championships where they took away 5th place out of all South Island TheatreSports teams.
Throughout the year we have had a few performance evenings to showcase what work we have been doing. These were an awesome success and gave us a chance to perform in front of an audience and we also got to see what all the other groups had done, as well as groups from other year levels. These evenings weren’t easy to run though so if it weren’t from the help of our amazing drama teachers and prefects, we wouldn’t have had them. They showcased a range of performances from pieces that year 13 students have directed to year 12 assessments to have a substantial role in a production.
We would also like to thank and congratulate our amazing drama prefects for 2018, they’ve all been incredible with what they’ve done in the drama department and helped things run smoothly. We wish them the best next year!
-Quinn Hardie - Theatre Sports Prefect.
-Tyler Proctor - Administrative Prefect.
-Jamie Byas - Technical Prefect.
-Luca Barci - Costume Prefect.
Photos from Senior performance evenings
Our Amazing theatresports team.