Waynflete hosts 24-hour theatre fest

Congratulations to the 45 brave, talented, and gracious students from five local high schools (Waynflete, Bonny Eagle, Scarborough, Greely, and Morse) who participated in Saturday’s 24-Hour Theatre Fest!

This is the seventh year that Waynflete has hosted the event, which serves as both an exchange between like-minded peers from different theatre programs and as a creativity boost for young actors and playwrights.

The rehearsal and workshop performances of 14 brand-new short plays were on display. We were amazed at the quality of the work from the young playwrights and actors. All plays were unified by a shared setting, prop, and line of dialogue envisioned by some of our students on Friday afternoon. We were thrilled at the way the students listened and gave thoughtful feedback after every play. Each play group comprised students from the five different schools.

A huge shout-out to Doug Durlacher and Mary Jane Pagenstecher for support of their entire event but particularly for the processing of about 50 (including guest teachers) health forms! Additionally, the support, co-leadership, and inspirational words from theatre educators from our guest schools was an important component to the success of the day. And a final shout-out is due to the wonderful parents who brought in food and beverages for all!

Tiki Fuhro

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