Trinity-Byrnes scores at Drama Festival

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School took home first place in the SCISA Regional One-Act Drama Festival for the second year in a row last week.

Trinity-Byrnes was one out of seven schools to prepare One-Act plays to perform at the hosting Sandhills School in Columbia.

This year, the students decided to perform a comedic piece titled, “Check, Please!” by playwright Jonathan Rand, proving that they can conquer both comedies and dramas after placing in first last year with an abridgement of William Inge’s drama, “Bus Stop.”

“This is such a fun piece. It follows a man and a woman desperately searching for love while encountering disastrous first dates, including a screaming sports fan, a man suffering from panophobia, and a mime, among many others. I was excited to see our students interpret the script and really bring these characters to life.

We’re beyond thrilled to be advancing to State, but we know what the competition holds, and we will need to continue to rehearse and avoid getting too comfortable with our win,” said director Chrissy Monaco.

“TBCS has such an amazing Drama department and it was such an honor to get to represent it at Regionals. I had such an incredible time performing with such wonderful people. We all love to act and perform, so having the opportunity to go to State is such an honor,” said Abbey Novinger, a sophomore at TBCS.

“Trinity-Byrnes’ Drama Program has had a massive impact on my everyday life and my interactions with friends.

It’s always fun to go and represent the school in a way that defines you as who you really are. The opportunity to go to State has made me appreciate the school even more. As a class, we are proud to continue to stay emotionally connected for the upcoming, difficult competition,” said Alek Huggins, a senior at TBCS.

Student performers include: Kat Glassman, Alek Huggins, Sallyann Frost, Luke Baker, Trystan Elliot, Abbey Novinger, Lydia Barefoot, Maddie Lowe and Nigel Robinson. Stagehand: Brennan Dowdy. Maddie Lowe also won the award for “Best Actress” for her performance as “Linda.”

Trinity-Byrnes will be heading to the State Competition Nov. 21, which will be held at the Sumter Opera House.

Author: Rachel Howell

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