Year 12 Solo Performance Evening
The year 12 Drama students performed their ‘draft’ solos for teachers, families and fellow students. The students must research, create, rehearse and perform an original 7-minute solo performance based on structures provided by the VCAA. The students are marked on their performance skills and their manipulation of various performance styles and elements.
Hannah Alvis performed ‘The Storyteller,’ a character that explored the Wave Hill Walk Off, Aboriginal Land Rights and the song ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow. Ali Badzak was ‘The Adventurer’ who told the story of El Dorado and his adventures in Zanzibar. Berrin Bektas and Phoenix Brown both chose the character of ‘Mr Sneelock’ from Dr Seuss’ ‘If I Ran The Circus,’ and showed Mr Sneelock trying to get a job at a circus using his acrobatic skills and knowledge of circus history. Eirene Carli, Mitch Eilers and Rohan McKenna performed as Show Dogs, inspired by the movie ‘Best in Show,’ rolling around in quarantine begging a customs official to let them into Australia. Ruby Murdoch was England’s first fashion designer, Lady Lucy Duff Gordan, a woman surrounded by scandal, trying to get a newspaper to write something nice about her for once. Jack O’Connor evoked the character of Ron Weasly from the play ‘The Cursed Child,’ urging the Wizarding World to find a new time turner after hearing of a dangerous new prophecy.
The audience enjoyed the performances, there were lots of laughs and the students were pleased with their work.
The students now have 4 weeks to prepare for their Solo Performance Exam, they will perform to VCAA examiners in October for their final grade.