Here are the five students who will have their plays produced for the Scirocco High School Playwriting Competition...
Thank you to everyone who submitted plays. The five that were chosen by the judges to receive development and performance in front of an audience are (in no particular order):
- Lost in Between by Samantha Wilson (Westgate Mennonite)
- Supracoracoideus by Samantha Machado (Balmoral Hall)
- The War Within by Kyla Funk (Green Valley School)
- Entropy by Marcus Schneider (Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School)
- The New Beginning by Essence Bella Wandering Spirit Mordoch (St. Mary's Acadamy)
The plays will be produced at the Tom Hendry Theatre (Warehouse) for two nights in May, and the audiences will choose their favourite.
We are pleased to have a super team of theatre professionals supporting the competition this year, including producers Gary Jarvis and Rory Runnells; directors Eric Rae, Francis Koncan, Daina Leitold, Erin Essery and Bruce Michalski; dramaturges Scott Douglas and Angie StMars; and stalwart stage manager Julie Simpson.
Auditions will be held some time in the next few months.