The 20th annual Vista Regional Drama Festival wrapped up Friday night with the presentation of awards at the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity.
Eleven of 12 eligible schools in the Vista Region participated, including Tricentia, Swift Current, Southwest Arm Academy, Clarenville Middle School, Clarenville High School, Random Island Academy, Heritage Collegiate, St. Mark’s, bishop White, Matthew Elementary and Discovery Collegiate.
As well as performances, several workshops were held throughout the week.
Discovery Collegiate walked away with the Best Production. Their play was ‘The Road Less Travelled.’ Discovery Collegiate teacher Tony Ryan wrote the winning entry.
Also presented during the awards ceremonies on Friday night was the ‘Rising Tide Special Award. This award is presented in memory of Jeffrey Johnson and goes to an up-and-coming actor that stands out among the others. This year’s award went to Gavin Butt from Random Island.
Most Inspiring Actor – Brian Hiscock, Bishop White
Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Role – Cole Hayley, Discovery
Best Director/Best original Script – Curt Blackmore, Random Island
Best Stolen Moment – Emma Miller, Swift Current Academy,
Most Promising New Dramatic Actor – Garrett Hiscock, Clarenville High
Best Actor in a Comic Role – Garrett Smith, Southwest Arm Academy
Best Music Award – Halyn Waye, Discovery Collegiate
Most Intense Performance – Brady Fisher, Bishop White
Best Show Stopping Trio – Andrew Cooper, Brian Hiscock and Matthew Hiscock, Bishop White
Best Actress in a Comic Role – Janelle Maye, Swift Current Academy
Best Lighting – Kayla Mason, St. Mark’s
Best Death Scene – Kelsey Smith, Southwest Arm Academy
Best Actress – Mackenzie Dove, Clarenville High
Best Cameo Award – Patrick Bowering, Random Island
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedic Role – Raylene Langor, Southwest Arm Academy
Best Actor – Ryan Furlong, St. Mark’s
Most Promising New Actress in a Comedy Role – Sarah Desseault, Matthew Elementary
Female Best Physical Performance – Kenline Hookey, Tricentia Academy
Male Best Physical Performance – Harry Spurrell, Clarenville Middle School
Most Promising New Dramatic Actress – Hannah Tilley, Clarenville High
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedic Role – Justin Palmer, Random Island Academy
Best Choreography/Best Costumes – Southwest Arm Academy
Best Set Design – Heritage Collegiate
Best Make-Up – Clarenville High
Best Sound Award – Brandon Keough, St. Mark’s
Best Script Interpretation – Discovery Collegiate
Best Ensemble – Bishop White
Best Dynamic Duo Award – Shane and Daniel Pike, Heritage Collegiate
Most Promising New Comedic Actor – Bert Power, Tricentia Academy
As the overall winner at the regional drama festival Discovery Collegiate will advance to the Provincial Drama Festival May 10-13 in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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