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TBCS drama team wins SCISA region title

on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Posted in News, Arts & Culture, Education, Local News

TBCS drama team wins SCISA region title
Shown, left to right, are Director Chrissy Monaco, Luke Baker, Maddie Lowe, Lydia Barefoot, SallyAnn Frost, Trystan Elliot, Abbey Novinger, Nigel Robinson, Kat Glassman, Alek Huggins and Brennan Dowdy.

Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School recently took home first place in the SCISA Regional One-Act Drama Festival. It is the second year in a row TBCS has earned the honor.

Trinity-Byrnes was one out of seven schools to prepare One-Act plays to perform at the hosting Sandhills School in Columbia. This year, the students decided to perform a comedic piece titled, “Check, Please!” by playwright Jonathan Rand, proving that they can conquer both comedies and dramas after placing in first last year with an abridgement of William Inge’s drama, “Bus Stop.”

“This is such a fun piece,” said Director Chrissy Monaco.

“It follows a man and a woman desperately searching for love while encountering disastrous first dates, including a screaming sports fan, a man suffering from panophobia, and a mime, among many others. I was excited to see our students interpret the script and really bring these characters to life. We’re beyond thrilled to be advancing to State, but we know what the competition holds, and we will need to continue to rehearse and avoid getting too comfortable with our win.”

Student performing in the play were Kat Glassman, Alek Huggins, SallyAnn Frost, Luke Baker, Trystan Elliot, Abbey Novinger, Lydia Barefoot, Maddie Lowe, and Nigel Robinson. Brennan Dowdy served as a stagehand.

“TBCS has such an amazing drama department and it was such an honor to get to represent it at regionals,” said sophomore Abbey Novinger. “I had such an incredible time performing with such wonderful people. We all love to act and perform, so having the opportunity to go to State is such an honor.”

Lowe earned a Best Actress Award for her performance as “Linda.”

Trinity-Byrnes competed in the state finals on Nov. 21 at the Sumter Opera House.

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