The Stuarts Draft High School Drama Team is headed for Scotland. The team has been selected as one of only 50 high schools across the entire United States and Canada to receive an invitation to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, the world’s largest performing arts festival.
Students will spend two days exploring London before taking a train to join the thousands of other actors in Edinburgh. They will have the unprecedented opportunity to stage four performances during the festival, as well as participate in master-classes and workshops taught by some of the world’s leading artists. In addition, students will have the opportunity to watch countless performances, from classical theatre, to musical, to mime, and even clowning.
In the words of drama teacher Amy Bussey, “To see SDHS listed among the top theatre programs in the U.S. and Canada is an honor unlike any I have experienced. This is a true testament to the amazing talent and dedication of our students and their parents.”
As you can imagine, a trip of this magnitude will cost quite a bit. Students are actively raising funds. You have an opportunity this Sunday, Nov. 7, to support the SDHS Drama Team, and at the same time, enjoy great barbecue and three separate bluegrass bands at the Stuarts Draft High School, 1028 Augusta Farms Road, Stuarts Draft.
It’s BBQ & Bluegrass, featuring High Ground, Loose Gravel and Blue Mountain Sunrise. Lunch starts at 1 p.m., with music beginning at 2 p.m. and going until 5 p.m. The lunch is $5/person, and a suggested donation of $10 will go a long way toward sending these students to Scotland.
Story by Stan Horst. Photo by Wes Moyer.