Friday, June 19, 2009

And the winner is...

The last couple of days have seen the theatre foyer filled with excited groups of secondary pupils from schools across the city, who were competing in the Citizens Theatre Society's 2009 15 Minute Shakespeare Competition.

A judging panel of Directors and theatre professionals from the Citizens and TAG, were joined by two very special guests from Chicago, visiting artists, Meade Palidofsky and Khanisha Foster.

Back L-R: Roddy Macpherson (Citz Chair), Neil Packham (Community Drama Director), Louise Brown (Drama Project Worker). Front L-R: Kathleen Hamilton (Citizens Theatre Society), Meade Palidofsky (Visiting Artist), Jeremy Raison (Joint Artistic Director) and Khanisha Foster (Visiting Artist).

On Wednesday we welcomed students from S1-3 from the following schools:

Bannerman High School - Scenes from Macbeth
Hillhead High School – 3 scenes from A Midsummer Nights Dream
Jordanhill High School - Act 2 Scene 3 & Act 3 Scene 1 from Much Ado About Nothing
Saint Paul’s High School - Edited scenes from Act 2, scene 1, scene 2 and Act 3, scene 1 from A Midsummer Nights Dream

Lower Secondary Competitors

The prize was awarded to Bannerman High School. This is the second year running that Bannerman have won in this age group.

Bannerman High School collect their award

On Thursday we welcomed students from S4-6 from the following schools:

Knightswood Secondary School - Act 5, scene 1 from A Midsummer Nights Dream
Saint Margaret Mary’s Secondary School - Act 1, scene 2 from King Lear
Saint Paul’s High School – Edited scenes from Act 1 scene 1 and Act 3 scenes 4, 6, 7 from King Lear
Shawlands Academy - Act 1, scene 3 and Act 4, scene 1 from The Merchant of Venice

Upper Secondary Competitors with Baillie Liz Cameron

Judging was particularly difficult in this section, with the panel requiring extra time to debate the decision. The award was finally presented to St Margaret Mary's Secondary School.

St. Margaret Mary's - Upper Secondary Competition winners

A special guest Baillie Liz Cameron appeared for the Thursday competition and offered words of encouragement to all.

The standard of entries was excellent this year and we'd like to say a massive well done to all student and teachers involved.

Great work. We look forward to seeing you next year!


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