Drama students awarded top honours by BOSTES
The 2015 cohort of Drama students should be proud of the creative, innovative and bold work they produced. Two students were awarded special honours for their Individual Projects. Peyton Cole’s stunning monologue from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was selected for OnStage, which is a week-long event that highlights the top performances from around the state of NSW. Only eight Individual performances are chosen and it is to Peyton’s credit and hard work that she was one of the few selected. The audience and members of the Drama teaching community noted Peyton’s maturity, beautiful vocal work and emotional layering of a very sophisticated piece.
Jessica Lyons was also selected for the OnStage Exhibition of Submitted Projects. Her portfolio of critical analysis comprised of four theatre reviews of performances in Sydney theatres in 2015. Jessica’s work was displayed as the A-range bench mark for the project in the HSC year. BOSTES was so impressed with her work that it has been selected for inclusion in an eBook that will be circulated in high schools across the state as an example of exemplary work.
Upon presenting the students with their awards, the president of BOSTES, Mr Tom Alegounarias, noted that Drama is a subject that provides students with skills to take them into the next chapter of their lives, regardless of their chosen career. The subject supports literacy, builds communication skills and deepens a person’s sense of empathy. Given the state of our contemporary world, what could be more important than that?
Mrs Joanna Maxwell
Head of Drama
Above: Jessica Lyons with her portfolio on display at the OnStage Exhibition of Submitted Projects; Peyton Cole, Mrs Joanna Maxwell and Jessica Lyons.