There is so much going on in the Trinity College Drama Department!
In July 2016, the Year 11 students put on a drama production of Lord of the Flies. Adapted from the novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of boys stranded on an island, and the challenges they face as they try to create the culture they left behind. Through this narrative we get a frightening glimpse of the savagery that lies deep within even the most civilised human beings. The production team, led by the Trinity College drama coordinator, Ms Lisa Laurino, used a digital set to place the characters in the literal setting of a deserted island. This set allowed the students to make the point that today we can quite easily get trapped in the digital world, while also modernising the production with the use of technology.
The Year 12 Drama students have just entered their Original Solo Productions (in preparation for their final WACE practical exam) into the Performing Arts Festival. The adjudicator’s feedback was positive and the boys enthusiasm and hard work certainly came through in the comments in our report. As an added bonus, we received an honourable mention. The Year 12 students will perform some of their work in the upcoming Drama Showcase; a fantastic opportunity for the students to perform before a live audience prior to their exams.
Drama has also taken off with the Year 7s. The Year 7 Drama Club are about to begin their Theatre Games Competition. There are some terrific performers who are really enjoying improvisation.
All elective classes (Year 8, 9 and 10) are producing some great work in preparation for performances to a variety of classes during school in Term 4.
Exciting times for Trinity College Drama!