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"There's nothing like the buzz of live theater. You put it out there and receive an instant reaction: laughing, crying, yelling, applauding."—Samantha Barks, Manx actor
Our GSA players produced the play "All I Really Need To Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play" by Werner Trieschmann as their entry into the Maine Drama Festival one-act regional competition at Brewer Community School on March 8 and 9. The GSA performance took place on Saturday.
The comedy, about "the process of putting on a show that is less than good," is a play within a play.
Acting in the production were Emma Brown, Asha Kirkland, Adam Mathewson, Hattie Slayton, Zeke Sacaridiz, Magnolia Vandiver, Timmy Lloyd, Emma Snow, and Haleigh Young. Assistant Director-Stage Manager Katie Forrest was assisted by Erik Grenier. Magnolia Vandiver led the costume design. Lucy Morison and Oshi Ragot worked as crew.
For those of you who couldn't make it to Brewer on March 9, Deer Isle-Stonington High School and GSA hosted a one-act "scrimmage" of the two schools' productions at the Reach Performing Art Center in Deer Isle on March 6. Admission was by donation with the schools splitting the proceeds.
Recent Dramatic Productions
The GSA players performed "The Pajama Game" two nights at The Grand in Ellsworth to big audiences. The appreciative crowds were entertained with classic musical numbers like "Hey There," "Steam Heat," and "Hernando's Hideaway" as they watched love bloom in an Iowa pajama factory.
The objectives of the George Stevens Academy drama program are to familiarize students with the various genres of dramatic literature and explore the evolution of the theater's artistic movements. Students are encourged to test acting styles and staging techniques and to design sets, lights, props, and costumes.