The Carolina Day Upper School theatre class traveled to Greensboro to participate in the North Carolina Theatre Conference Annual State High School One-Act Play Festival. This festival brought the 16 best one-act plays in the state to Greensboro College. These 16 plays were chosen from over 120 productions presented at regional festivals earlier in the season.
The CDS troupe performed its original adaptation of The Laramie Project and received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from the audience at the state festival. Sophomore Asa Gardiner was honored with one of ten Excellence in Acting Awards and the entire company was honored with one of three Excellence in Ensemble Acting awards. There is no school-enrollment size distinction in these festivals with large and small schools performing their best to be honored as tops among their peers.
The Carolina Day production was invited to Greensboro after earning one of two Distinguished Play awards at the regional theatre festival in Kings Mountain a few weeks before. At this event senior Fletcher Armstrong won a Best Acting award, and the troupe earned an Excellence in Acting Ensemble award.
Ensemble members included Fletcher Armstrong, Asa Gardiner, Mark Highsmith, Emery McGaha, Johanna Owen, Hope Peterson, William S. Watkins, and Maya Ulin-O’Keefe. Becca Harris was the play’s stage manager, and James McNichols served as all-around crew member. The class is under the direction of David Dvorscak.Read the full article