Advanced Drama Performs at Shakes Fest

Aly Fosbury, Staff Writer

Drama II students participated in the district’s annual Shakespeare Festival at Acalanes High School on January 30.

According to Drama teacher Jamie Donohoe, this is Campolindo’s second year being involved with the Shakespeare festival. Within his class, four groups were created. Each group chose the play they wanted to perform and the two best performances were chosen by the students for the competition at Acalanes.

Out of Richard III, The Tempest, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew, the scenes from The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew were performed at Acalanes in front of an audience comprised of Drama students from all 4 district high schools.

“It was a fun thing to do. It was good for bonding with all of the drama kids,” junior Addison Naton said.

“I select the plays based on the creative use of the four chairs and their bodies, creative use of stage pictures, their ability to story tell, and their acting ability,” Donohoe said. “We did great. It’s not a competition though.”

According to Raff, there was absolutely no hostility between the schools. “They didn’t care who you were, what you acted like, or how well you acted. They were proud of you no matter what,” Raff said. “It was a battle of the weirdest,” he added.

“I am just proud of Campo as a group. We were probably the best school in terms of togetherness,” Raff said.

This yearly event, set up by the drama teachers at each high school, is always held at Acalanes.