Posted on 19 June 2018
This week, a group of passionate Drama performers across Years 7 to 12 put on an exceptional show when they presented "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Lingo Lin Theatre.
Staged as a unique theatre in the round experience, it was wonderful to see the Lingo Lin filled with supportive and enthusiastic audience members of staff, family and friends.
The purpose of this co-curricular activity strived to foster a distinctive Drama opportunity for students with an interest and passion for live theatre - as well as the chance to make connections across the Secondary School. The objective of this play was to encourage an 'ensemble' piece whereby every student performer has their chance to shine. I was thrilled by the dedication of our cast.
Creating a performance is a collaborative effort that involves not only the people on the stage but also those offstage. The student performers were appreciative of the incredible efforts of so many people, who gave of their time to make it a very special evening for all involved. Sincere thanks go to Mrs Samantha Allen and Mrs Teresa Pearson, along with the entire MOCCHA Club for their tireless and superb work with the stage and costume design; Mrs Gita Akhtar for her thorough and incredibly efficient operation of the foyer canteen as well as ensuring our performers were well looked after with snacks, lunches and dinners throughout the rehearsal process; Miss Peta Egan and the Cultural Committee for their professional management of Box Office, Front of House and Ushering; and our technical team consisting of Tom Donnan, Emma Johnston, Jack Reid and Naomi Southwell. Their focus and attention to detail in lighting and sound operation was remarkable. This team was led by the incredibly supportive Theatre Manager, Chris Benton.
The success of any cultural event is heavily guided by a strong sense of community. This spirit allowed 20 very gifted performers to embrace the challenge, the joy, and the great energy behind performing Shakespeare. It is exciting to see these talented students of Drama shine on stage.
Anthony CampbellDrama Teacher