I was lucky enough to see two student directed works recently at the Mayfield Secondary School Pre-Sears Festival: The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note and Tuna Fish Eulogy. The concept is pretty interesting – Here in Ontario we have the Sears One-Act Drama Festival that is divided into District/Regional/ All Ontario competitions. Winners from each level advance to the next. But at Mayfield they take it one step further. They had SIX student directed plays compete (with public/private adjudications) for the two slots Mayfield would take to their District fest.
I had the chance to speak to the directing teams of both plays. Here is Part One!