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John F. Ross CVI drama production advances to provincial showcase

April 16, 2019


GUELPH, Ontario – John F. Ross CVI’s production of Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures has won at the chance to move on to the provincial level of The National Theatre School’s Drama Festival competition.

According to Ross drama teacher Tom Slater, “Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures recently won our District level of the festival. At that time, we won several awards including the honour of moving on to the Regional level of competition in Barrie this past weekend. There are six Regionals in the province and of the 400 productions from Districts; the number of shows is reduced to the top 60 shows in Ontario. From there, only 12 shows are selected to move on to the Ontario Showcase, which is being held in Brantford this May. We are proud to announce that our production has been selected to be part of the 12 top shows in the Province!”

Along with being selected to move on to the showcase, Ross also received five additional awards from the adjudicator. Slater said, “the adjudicator was ‘blown away’ by our production and felt that it was ‘brilliant’.”

Students at the school are taking a break from rehearsals and will prepare for their showcase in May.

Slater said this production is currently on tour to UGDSB schools. For details, contact tom.slater@ugdsb.on.ca.

Congratulations and good luck at the showcase in May.

Ross Production

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