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EC junior Theresa Waller shares a summary of this summer’s drama camp. Everest’s summer drama camp was open to students in third through twelfth grade. Students with a variety of experience attended the camp.

“This past week, Everest students attended and performed in this year’s annual drama camp. Open to grades 3-12, this camp met from 8:00-11:00 A.M. in Mrs. DiFonzo’s (thankfully, air-conditioned) high school classroom. Campers participated in many skill-building activities, such as improv, pantomiming, and a game called “The Blob” in which all children must speak in unison to answer questions without any prior communication of what the answers should be. These activities helped the students learn and grow in teamwork on stage, awareness of their surroundings and scene-partners, and many other theater skills.

Campers also worked on preparing a show to perform for family and friends at the end of the week. This show was different than years past, which consisted of songs and small scenes performed. Different because the camp had so few members, all of which had theater experience and were older (grades 7-12). Due to this, a saddening, but heartwarming, one act play was performed. The show, The Yellow Boat, was well-received by the audience. Alumni and past EC “Thespian of the Year”, Olivia Mandzuik, stated, “It was so good. You wouldn’t have known you guys only had a week to prepare!” Hopefully the success of this show carries into this school year and brings Everest an entertaining drama season!”

Save the date for EC drama’s fall play, Nooses Off, which will be performed November 8-10.