St Teresa’s and St David’s Marist Inanda partner up to perform three plays in Sandton

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St Teresa’s School and St David’s Marist Inanda teamed up to create three one-act plays for their major production. The three plays consisted of one all-girls play, one all-boys play and one play with schoolchildren from both schools.

The matric girls from St Teresa’s have been working on writing a feminist piece to perform called Feminists Anonymous. Sarah Terry, a drama teacher at St Teresa’s has supervised the writing of the play and said the girls had free reign on what they wanted to talk about.

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“It’s a satirical look at feminism, the girls [wrote] it themselves under my supervision. They are matric girls, so they have quite a bit of experience behind them and it’s really something they want to talk about,” said Terry.

All those involved have been working on the plays since January. The girls are involved in all aspects of the play including pitching ideas for make-up and directing.

The boys from St David’s have been working on a piece called Glengarry Glen Ross, a play about real estate agents who compete to be the best or risk losing their jobs. The play will be directed by David Macmaster in Grade 12.

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Martinique Francis, a teacher from St David’s who has been facilitating the play said, “As an educator, I serve to merely guide and facilitate the process but the boys are well equipped and have sound theatrical knowledge to carry the creative responsibility.

“It has been incredible to watch the boys’ progress throughout the rehearsal process and to witness their creativity and the joy that theatre brings them.”

The joint play between St David’s and St Teresa’s is a play called The Bald Soprano. Tiffany Higgo, the head drama teacher at St David’s said, “The play is an absurdist text and quite a difficult piece for high school learners to attempt. My role was to suggest, guide and facilitate the creative process for both the director and the cast themselves.”

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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