Congratulations to our Middle School One Act play cast! "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook" received third place at the Middle School Georgia Theatre Conference. This was an ensemble-driven play with a focus on collaboration.
Busier than ever, this year the Middle School Theatre Program will present a full season that consists of a competition play, spring musical, a 6th grade showcase, and two original productions created by 7th and 8th graders.
MS Theatre Director Mr. Sam Casey said, “In middle school theatre, we focus on developing performance, collaboration, and creation skills. Our goal is to take abstract creative concepts and exercise them with a concrete, process-driven approach.” In preparation for “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook”, the cast made a commitment to listening to each other as an ensemble, making very specific character choices, and creating environments with movement. "I believe those qualities shined through for our entire cast," says Mr. Casey.
Maren Jacquet was recognized with the award for Best Supporting Actress; and Avery Fallon and Dominique Riley were named to the All-Star Cast. The judges’ comments included praise for Tyler Bragg, Malia Campos, and Mychaela James for expertly playing many different ages; and for Giovanni Rama, Lorelei Osborne, and Dylan Holsworth for capturing the non-stop energy and enthusiasm of kindergarteners. Student stage manager Alex Fallon expertly organized the cast and set. Mr. Casey said, “I am so proud of Alex’s professionalism during her first theatre experience!”