Theatre students spent two days at St. Petersburg College (Clearwater Campus) (one-act plays) and all day Saturday until 10:00 p.m. at Gibbs (PCCA) High School (individual events) for the annual District 4 competition. Only one student, President Jarius Hamid, had previous experience competing at the county level—all other students were new to the process.
I am very proud of their accomplishments as newcomers—District 4 is a very competitive collection of public and private schools, so the competition is quite stiff as compared to some other Florida counties. Our ratings are very similar to the Marzano scale: Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor are used instead of 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.
One Act Play: Boy Meets Girl – Superior and given alternate status for State Competition (kind of like first-runner up J ). Starred: Jarius Hamid and Sasha Khamphoumy as Sam and Katie; Walk-on role: Sarah Golden as Lisa; Voice actors: Mya Connock and Ian Badowski Stage Manager: Corey Surber; Asst. Stage Manager/Asst. Sound: Grace Penney; Sound Director: Lillianna Rodriguez; Lighting Director: Elizabeth Looman; Asst. Lighting: Markus Hery; Crew: Mya Connock and Ian Badowski
Contrasting Monologues: Jarius Hamid: Romeo and Juliet/The Good Doctor Excellent Dallas Shaw: Eleemosynary/Almost Maine Excellent
Duet Acting: Sarah Golden and Julie Train: Driver’s Test Excellent Ian Badowski and Corey Surber: Down Came the Rain Excellent
Solo Musical: Dakota Fisher: “There are Worse Things I Could Do” – Grease --- Good Haleigh Gannon: “There’s a Fine, Fine Line”—Avenue Q ---- Excellent Dallas Shaw: “Waiting for Life to Begin”—Once on This Island Good