On October 24, the Heard County High School One-Act Play competitors attended a drama competition in Bremen. They competed against five other schools at the competition including Bowdon, Bremen, Jordan, and Manchester.
Known as the Heard County High School Players, the group placed third at the competition, despite the fact that this was Heard County’s first time participating.
Bremen placed first, Manchester finished second, Bowdon came in fourth, and Jordan finished fifth. Jordan’s play was called Detention Tension, Bremen performed Elephant Graveyard, Bowdon’s show was titled Coffee with God, and Manchester’s performance was called Almost Made.
The Heard County High School Players went on first at 9:00 am with their one-act play entitled Limbo. The play featured Riley Curbow, Shane Foster, Zach Hyatt, Julianna May, and Crystal White. Paige Lovelace, Ivy Hyatt, and Laura Barido, sponsor of Heard County High School players, all contributed to stage set-up and the make-up of the actors.
Elements that they were scored on included ensemble look (how well the cast worked together), characterization, pace of the play, transitions, how well they reacted with the audience, and more. They received a superior, two excellents, and overall really good feedback on their performance from the judges.
Pictured above are members of the Heard County High School Players (L-R): Crystal White, Riley Curbow, Shane Foster, Julianna May, and Zach Hyatt
The judges recognized Julianna May and Riley Curbow for their ability to connect with the audience and the amount of depth they put into their characters. The judges were impressed with all of the hard work and effort that the Players put into their performance; especially since it was their first time ever competing.
Many awards were given out at the competition. Some of the rewards included Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Runner-Up Over-All, First Place Over-All, and All Stars. The judges picked the actor or actors that stood out most in each play.
May and Curbow both received All-Star certificates for the Heard County High School Players. “I am extremely proud of how well the entire cast and crew did at competition,” claimed Barido. “This was the first time any of our students had done theater, and the level of talent is extraordinary.”