The IHSA Drama competition is held each spring. Schools can enter in two categories: Contest Play and/or Group Interpretation. Both categories are critiqued & scored by a panel of judges. There are many rules for each category which must be adhered to in order to place well in the competition. Contest Play is a 40 minute drama or comedy production in which scenery, lighting, sound, costumes & props are allowed. However, the stage must be set-up & torn-down in a total of 20 minutes, thus requiring tremendous team work and planning in order to stay within the time limit. The top two plays in each sectional advance to state. Group Interpretation is a 30 minute "reader's theater" type performance in which the performers are only allowed to use facial expressions & body movements to portray the story. No props or costumes are allowed and the set is limited to platforms/boxes. Set-up and tear-down must be done in under 5 minutes for Group Interpretation. The top three groups in each sectional advance to state.
There are also individual awards given, as students can be selected for the "All Sectional Cast" for their character portrayal. Awards are also given for technical aspects of the Contest Play in both Lighting and Sound.
Congrats to the students selected for All Sectional Cast:
Group Interp - Adam Raso, Emma Windsor, Claire Challacombe & Elizabeth Duckworth.
Contest Play - Lindsey France, Jake Schindler, Noah Webber, & Andie Majdic
Technical Awards - Lighting Crew - Logan Pfalzgraf, Zach Lang & Lydia Curry.
It was a very exciting weekend for DHS. Congrats to Director Robin Hunt and all the students that participated!