Drama boys do us proud

The Jeppe Dramatic Art Society has had an incredible season. Just one week after our Major Production, a cast and crew of 15 gents competed in the second of three legs at GRADS One Act Play Festival. The play “Ergo Propter Hoc” is about the world of the theatre and it emphasises the importance of all the role players involved in putting on a production. It was specially written for this years festivals by Jeppe Old Boy, Ryan Naamdhew. The play has been performed three times over both GRADS and EADS festivals and came 4th overall in the 3rd leg of GRADS.

What is most exciting is that we achieved recognition for every aspect of the play from lighting and backstage to the director and actors. This goes to show that Jeppe Boys is not only producing star actors, but that we are competitive in all aspects of theatre-making.

Overall we received 10 merit awards for excellence (awards for performance on the night) in:

best actor- Cade Fyfe, Travis Kroggel, Sergio Domingues
best cameo- Lesego Ngubeni, David Newton
best director- Nizaam McBride and Sergio Domingues (joint award)
best supporting actor- Kevin Newton
best backstage- Timothy Colby and Jordan Brown (ioint award)
best lighting- Kewan Dormer and Oratile Ndlovu
best original script best actor in a comedy
We achieved 7 nominations (awards for the overall festivals) for:
best actor- Travis Kroggel and Cade Fyfe (GRADS)
best actor in a comedy- Cade Fyfe (EADS) the winner for this award will be announced 2 June
best cameo- Lesego Ngubeni, David Newton, Julian Lanning (GRADS)
best original script- Ryan Naamdhew (GRADS)
Jeppe Boys have represented the school exceptionally well this season and continue to grow from strength to strength in a pool dominated by schools who practice drama academically.
– Mrs Bronwen Kemp