CATHERINE McAuley College drama students have performed their solos to the school community ahead of their VCAA performance exams next week.
Drama teacher Lisa Darlow said in preparation for the up- coming VCE Drama Performance Exam, the college's talented, creative and very dedicated Unit 4 Drama students presented their seven minute solo performances to family and friends at the annual Year 12 Drama Night on Tuesday.
"The students have spent al- most three months devising their seven minute solo performances based on structures prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA).
"The characters portrayed included the Flower Thrower, Juliet, a Toy Soldier, Tina Sparkle, the Queen of the Red Hat Society and Gangsters. Each were inspired by art, film, poetry, literature and the lives of real people."
Ms Darlow said students utilised the skills developed through- out their studies in Drama to research, improvise, script, edit and tirelessly rehearse their self- devised performances, creating engaging and thought-provoking pieces which the audience thoroughly enjoyed.
The Year 12 Drama class now has a few days to process feedback and further refine their pieces before the performance exam.
The prestigious Heather Lindhe Memorial Drama Award was presented to Seamus Allan as part of the night.
He was selected for the significant contribution he has made to Drama throughout his time at Catholic College Bendigo/Catherine McAuley College.
"Seamus has achieved excellent results in all practical and theoretical tasks, provided invaluable support and guidance to his classmates, and has dedicated time to advocate for the Dramatic Arts at school and within the wider community," Ms Darlow said.
"Congratulations to Seamus and all the Year 12 Drama students, and we wish them every success for their upcoming final exams."