One Act Play Advances to Bi-District

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Photo by Duane Walton

One Act Play cast poses after their performance.

Christian Wynne, Staff Writer

The theater department will compete in the One Act Play bi-district contest March 24. The event will be held at Gilmer High School.

“I love seeing the show come together and how our kids create this beautiful world for everyone to see,” theater director Kari McKenzie said. “ I am most proud of how hard the kids work to make this come together.”

In order to reach the bi-district level, one must place in the top three at the district level. The group placed 2nd against seven teams with their play, “Caucasian Chalk Circle.” 

“This is my first lead, and I was kind of nervous but ready to show off this wonderful show we put together,” sophomore Jaida Jones said. “The set was so beautiful, and I am so excited to be able to compete at a higher level.”

Some students were given individual awards.  Outstanding Technical Crew Member went to sophomore Taleya Walters,  All Star Cast went to Jones and junior Kailee Huston, and an honorable mention for All Star Cast went to senior Tyler Chamberlain.

“When they announced my name for the All Star Cast award, I was utterly surprised and excited at the same time,” Huston said. “I have been working very hard for this competition, and I’m so happy that we get to move forward together.”

The preparation for One Act Play ranges from memorizing scripts to mastering the uses of props. Additionally, the students participated in three rehearsals every week for two months.

“The practices were such an amazing experience,” junior Olivia Harwell said. “They were so fun. That was where we could all come together and work towards a common goal.”