The Gold Coast Drama Festival showcases the acting talents of 20 Schools in over 40 dramatic works during the first three weeks of August each year. After two terms of intensive rehearsal, Trinity’s Junior and Senior plays have already wowed audiences and adjudicators alike with the Intermediate play to be performed later this week.
In Week 1 of the festival, Trinity’s Year 7 and 8 students performed ‘Little Match Girl’. Directed by Mrs Tanya Dobson, the students performed beautifully and delighted the audience with their polish, enthusiasm and creativity. With a social justice message about child homelessness, and an underlying Christian theme, the whole cast was individually highly commended for their acting and ensemble skills. At the awards presentation, Trinity received the Adjudicator’s Award for production elements and the social justice nature of the content, as well as placing runner up in the overall “Junior” festival.
In Week 2, our Senior cast performed their devised (original) piece, “Ocean”. Directed by Mrs Jocelyn Moore-Carter, the ensemble was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate with individual Highly Commended certificates going to Sophie Kleinschmidt, Britney Perrin, Elyra Neluschi, Tiarne Coutinho and Korina Paximadas. On the final presentations night, Sophie Kleinschmidt was awarded one of the few “best actor” trophies which are extremely difficult to achieve. The successes just kept on coming with the ensemble winning the “best devised play” award.
Congratulations and well done to all our performers and directors! You have shone the spotlight on Trinity and we are all so proud of you.
Best wishes to our Intermediate play cast and director, Mr Brendan Morris, who will be performing “The Brothers Grimm Spectacular” this weekend at the festival.
In celebration of our amazing performers, we invite you all to attend a Dramafest Showcase of the three plays on Wednesday 24 August, from 6.30 pm in the Cultural Precinct, Ashmore Road campus.
MrsCherie SmithDirector of Arts