The Exploring the Arts Class Attends the CIS Drama Festival

From April 25 to 27, the Exploring the Arts Class attended the annual CIS Drama Festival at the University of Toronto, along with faculty members Ms. Austin-Profit and Ms. Holland-MacLeod. While there, they performed their one-act play entitled I Don't Want to Talk About It for other CIS schools and received an excellent adjudication for their moving, dramatic play about mental health. They also had the opportunity to meet drama students from 13 other CIS schools and see their plays, as well.
Albert students saw an evening performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home and an improvisational show from The Second City. Students had the opportunity to participate in three workshops with professional theatre artists including stage combat, dialects, improvisation, spoken word poetry, and musical theatre to name a few. They concluded the festival with a dinner in Toronto's famous Chinatown.  Albert staff and students subsequently saw the play at the school on May 2. The cast, who not only acted but also collaboratively directed the piece, hope that this performance will help raise awareness about mental health issues. Congratulations to the whole cast and crew on a job well done!

Photo Credit: Mr. Guse