DSC_0204The historic Winyah Auditorium was a scene of pre-show jitters and triumphant curtain calls as drama teams from eight area schools competed at the South Carolina Independent School Association’s Regional Drama Festival on Wednesday, November 4. This is the third year that The Georgetown School has hosted the event.

The SCISA Drama Festival features one-act plays performed by high school and middle school teams.  Plays are rated by a panel of three judges.  Participating schools this year included: Cathedral Academy, Cross Schools, Florence Christian, Hilton Head Christian, Hilton Head Prep, St. Andrews (Savannah) and The Georgetown School.  The judges were Jim Calk, Jeremy Vause and Tracy Crane.DSC_0225

Cathedral Academy took first place for high school with Once Upon a Wolf and Cross Schools took first place for middle school with Spy TV. Second place for high school went to Hilton Head Prep for their excerpt from The Importance of Being Earnest, and to St. Andrews for middle school for their adaptation of The Giving Tree. Best Actors for high school are Avery Campbell and Logan Cherry from Hilton Head Prep; Best Actors for middle school are John Rosenblum and Mary Grace Swanson of Cross Schools.

DSC_0234First place middle and high school teams will advance to the State Drama Festival, to be held November 18 at the Sumter Opera House.