No I am not lying, One Acts are finally back! The one year break has been probably one of the hardest years. If you do not know what One Acts are then you are missing out! One Acts is a blessed short play festival hosted, directed and acted by SDSS students! On Wednesday morning while you all were having a beautiful collaboration day, theatre kids were assembled in the theatre for auditions. By the end of the day the 7 plays were casted and on Thursday morning the cast list was posted! One Acts is already underway and rehearsals are starting TODAY after school! The festival will be on January 16th and 17th. Stay tuned for more details on plays, rehearsals and tickets!
Thursday, organizations from all over Delta also came out to participate in the Family Fright Fest by providing free booths for activities such as face painting and a bouncy castle. The McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre, as it does every year, opened its doors to young children for a night of trick or treating, story telling and creepy crafts as well. Another new addition, the Delta School District Dance Academy, participated by dancing as haunted fairytale characters around the forest in front of the house on both nights. Unlike last year, where all proceeds went to the Equinox Theatre for drama expenses, donations for entry were given to the BC Children's Hospital. It's safe to say that more than a hundred people visited the performance each night, making it a success once again.
Video filmed and edited by Kama Sood and Tristan West
Us in the Theatre department have been waiting for this since Beauty & the Beast's closing night - this year's play has been announced! You've probably already seen the pictures above but there's always a need for a drumroll... Ba dum ba dum da dum ba dum ba da tSSSSSSS!!! (worst drumroll ever but...) ALICE IN WONDERLAND! And now the questions arises - which version will we be sticking to this year? Or perhaps a combination of elements from different versions? More like the book or more like the movie? Original or modern? We'll find out soon! Auditions are in the weeks to come and the cast list will be up shortly after... Expect more updates soon from this writer, one of your resident Theatre geeks.
After stopping two years ago, Katie Baillie, Evie Lapalme and Hannah Everett have brought back the Film Club, a movie making club that involves not only techies, but actors and screen writers as well! They originally started five years ago by making the ROCKS video clip for the school and have since then evolved into doing grant movies, short stories and of course, video clips around the school. Right now, they are working on a Halloween inspired clip where a girl (Hannah Everett) is giving her last words to her family while she is trapped with a monster. They plan on switching back and forth from their filming camera t0 the girl's cellphone camera to add to the atmosphere. The club is hoping to get a grant from the school district to buy new cameras to complete this project as right now, they are using Mr. McDowell's cameras as a short term solution. Meetings are every Wednesday at lunch in Mme. Ferrari's room, Room 153. Perhaps we'll see you there!