WOS Drama Clubs perform at Renaissance Festival

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Special to The Leader


The West Orange – Stark High School and Middle School Drama Clubs competed in the Texas Renaissance Festival School Days Performing Arts One Act Play Competition Nov. 1.

The Middle School performed “Demeter vs Hady-poo” with the cast of Baylee Kibodeaux, Bryanah Burnett, Patricia LaFleur, Marita Broussard, Ca’din Jones and Julia Brooks.

The High School performed “The Glory of the Tea Bag” with the cast of Bryce Potter, Daniel Ketchum, Jalee Neff, Kristen Jackson, Monica Vasquez and Amy Newman.

WOS Drama Instructor Anne Regan said, “This is a fantastic learning experience for my students. Live theater outdoors in a festival atmosphere requires the students to adapt to changing conditions on the spot during a performance. They compete for their audience’s attention and learn to improvise when things go wrong. Audience members are distracted by many things, from the bird whistle vendor trying to sell his wares to continuing to perform when it starts raining in the middle of a show. It really helps the actors grow and adapt to their surroundings”

Hundreds of schools attended the competition, with a total attendance of 31,426 at the Texas Renaissance Festival that day.