...Or so the bard once said and it was certainly true on Friday 19 July 2013 as hundreds of students and Sheldon College families turned out for the annual 'Drama Night'. The show was held in a re-worked section of the Sheldon Event Centre where the crowds were entertained with performers from the Australian School of the Arts Singer/Songwriter Program, before the night kicked off in earnest.
There were performances from Junior, Middle and Senior College students and the curriculum transition from dramatic play to drama skills building and then to character acting and realism scene work was clearly demonstrated. There were also a number of students from the extra-curricular Drama Programs including the ASTA Professionals, whose realism and comedic work was simply outstanding.
Representing the wider acting community was professional actor Bryan Proberts who spoke very highly of the students’ work and training. Mr Proberts awarded two students (Jack Saunders and Alicia Taberham) with a QPAC voucher for their excellent work on the night (performing in two separate dramatic duologues from “Red” and “Bang Bang”) and the People’s Choice Award went to Tom Cossettini and William Wilson for their Monty Python sketch “The Argument”. The Head of Drama, Miss Lauren Cossettini worked very hard to ensure the success of the evening and she was delighted in the standard of performance and how the new layout worked. “The night was simply brilliant and it was wonderful to see so many Students and Parents attending to see such high quality performances” she said. The drama program continues to grow at Sheldon College from Year 1 through to Year 12 as more and more students make the stage their world.