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‘The Falling’ Intermediate Drama Festival

23/08/2012
It’s hard being a teenager. It’s stressful, demanding, emotional and exhilarating and teens often find it difficult to juggle who they are and balance their multiple lives with their family, friends, school life, part time jobs and somewhere in there, try to figure out who they are as an individual. Teenagers just want to grow up and be independent and they just want to live their life the way they want to.
 
The grade 9 and 10 Drama Festival students explored these notions through their play ‘The Falling’, which followed a teenage girl, Sam, that decided to make her own decisions in her life and not let her parents tell her what she needs to do all the time. She decides to create her own path…. But it doesn’t go very well and she quickly discovers that she doesn’t know it all and she has to say those words that we often have difficulty saying “I was wrong” and “I’m sorry”.  On Friday the 17th of August at TSS the ensemble competed in the Intermediate Drama Festival  and performed an inspiring and life changing story that had many teens and parents rethinking their relationship with their friends and family
 
The ensemble was awarded the ‘Best Dramatic Performance’ Trophy and Nicole Amaya was awarded one of only six Outstanding Actor Trophies for her portrayal as the mother. ‘The Falling’ also received 6 highly commended certificates that acknowledged Tiana Storm, Ethan Hough and the Multimedia team who consisted of Joshua Pattison, Lara Filmer and Sara Soler-Torrijos.
 
Overall I was so proud of the students and their hard work on this piece. We received such great feedback from everyone on the night with audience members impressed at the level of our students’ abilities and the important messages the piece portrayed. Well done and congratulations to such a hard working, dedicated and talented group of students.
 
Ms Kelly Sparke