Dramafeste ’12 – Instructions: Apply To FaceMarch 4th, 2012 by IT Director
On the 1st and 2nd of March, cast, crew and faculty committees of each faculty showcased their months’ worth of hard work in this year’s
Instructions: Apply To Face
In its 13th year since inception, Dramafeste, organized by the drama wing of ELDDFS, has proven its wild popularity once again with a full-house audience for both nights’ display of theatrical prowess. Senior, juniors and alumni alike turned up to see what this year’s show had in store, and they were not disappointed.
4 Faculties, 4 Awesome plays, 4 Extremely dedicated casts and crew
Ares – BlackGold
Apollo – Baggage Check
Athena – The Barista
Artemis – Face/Off
Each faculty offered their best and most unique performances – Ares with their outrageously funny and over-the-top theatrics, Artemis with their profound and dark melodrama, Athena with its whimsical and visually impressive live sitcom, and Apollo with its well-acted and hilariously engaging skit. This culminated in a production full of varied styles which never ceased to impress nor entertain.
Unfortunately, there can only be one winner, so here goes:
Jonas Yap as Fashion Devil
I heard sleek moves and deep, husky voices are in this year
Venessa Tan as Jasmine
Effortless and unbelievably believable, with just the right amount of funny
Best Supporting Actors
Chong Jia Wei and Qin Xiayu as Gurav and Ali
Uproarious, hysterical, well-versed in accents
Russell Hong as Jeeves
Russell acted brilliantly as a billionaire acting as a butler acting innocuous acting- phew, we told you this play was complicated.
Best Supporting Actress
Chang Jie Lin as Valerie
Hyperactive and insanely energetic, you just can’t look away
The Barista wowed judges with an elaborate, stage-wide set that evolved throughout the play
The crazy antics of its racially/ethnically-diverse characters set fire to the wildly complex storyline
And finally, the climax of judging night. Who will bring home the Dramafeste trophy? The audience roared with cheers and screams as the casts and crew held their collective breaths.
The crowning moment of win went to…
It’s been a blink of an eye, a twitch of the finger, and yet another exciting event is over. To those who poured their heart, soul and sweat into their productions, we hope you have had an unforgettable time working these past weeks with spirited people who were once strangers, but now close friends. These priceless memories and experiences are worth it all, no matter the final results.
To those who took time off to come down and watch, we thank you for your enthusiastic support of Dramafeste 2012! For those who still want to be part of your faculty production, it’s not too late (for half of you)! There’s a second chance for you in next year’s Dramafeste, so be sure to catch the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It’s these events that make JC life truly unforgettable.
See you at Dramafeste 2013!
Photo credits to Nathanael and other photographers!