Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate’s Team Drama cleaned up as host of the Saskatchewan Drama Region 7 Festival on April 11 and 12 in the CJVR Performing Arts Theatre at the Kerry Vickar Centre. Team Drama’s production of “Dark Road” was the
“MUCC was proud to host Sask Drama’s Region 7’s Festival on April 11 and 12. Participants from all over the North East entertained audience members with their productions,” co-director of Dark Road and Team Drama founder Dean Armstrong said.
“Team Drama is fortunate to represent our Region at SDA’s Provincial Competition on May 9 to 11 in Regina. Our team thanks its loyal supporters, our school staff, and all the wonderful volunteers that helped us put on an amazing weekend of laughter, tears, and learning,” Armstrong added.
Dark Road won the Best Overall Production Award during the final awards ceremony on Saturday night at MUCC. Prince Albert Collegiate Institute (PACI) and their production of “Mirrors” was named runner up.
The production was also named the Best Visual Production and Best Technical Production.
Jordan Ruiter, who played Greta in Dark Road, was named the runner up to the Mary Ellen Burgess Performance Award.
The Acting Award of Merit for Performance Excellence was presented to Hannah Linnell, who played Greta’s sister Lise in Dark Road.
Other acting awards included SDA Certificates of Merit for Acting Excellenc being presented Carlo Capulong (The Observe) and Trishia Afable (the Overseer).
On the technical side, SDA Certificates of Merit for Technical Theatre Excellence were presented to Deanndra Stonestand and Saige Tondell for Hair & Make-Up Design on the production.
The Technical Crew for Dark Road was also named Best Technical Crew.
Technical Award of Merit for Technical Excellenc was presented to Anika Dies for Lighting Design on Dark Road.
The Technical Award of Merit for Technical Excellence was presented to Alexis Heavin, Iga Mielczarek amd Yvette Chester for their work on Dark Road
The Region 7 Cheer Award was presented to Graydon Eskowich (Daimler) for Dark Road.
Productions for the weekend included MUCC’s “Dark Road”, Porcupine Plain’s “Cards, Cups, And Crystal Ball,” Tisdale Middle and Secondary School and their production of “ Juliets,” Carrot River Junior-Senior High School’s production of “Posi-Chip Poker,” PACI’s production of “Mirrors,” Prince Albert Comprehensive Collegiate’s production of “Incident at San Bajo” and LP Miller in Nipawin’s production of “Ripple.”
MUCC Team Drama has now advanced to represent Region 7 at the Saskatchewan Drama Association’s Provincial Competition from May 9 to 11 in Regina.