Sunday, January 20, 2013

Estancia Thespians Soar!

THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN FOOTBALL
Remember these kids?  The Estancia High School Drama group was honored by the City of Costa Mesa at a recent meeting for their outstanding accomplishments.  This is how they looked that night.
THEY "KICKED IT"...
Well, that amazing group of young people - to use the words of one especially proud parent - "kicked  it" at the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) festival this weekend.  You can read about CETA HERE.  This is how the group looked after their smashing performance of "A Midsummer Nights Dream"


AWARDS
According to reports from those in attendance, a coveted "Mainstage Award", special California State acknowledgement for Tech to Alexey Bonca and Director Pauline Maranian. The Special Flip Reade Award to Jermaine Sanders for outstanding theatrical movement and top festival honors to Sterling Gates for Best Supporting Actor and Danielle Ridge for Best Actress.
KUDOS TO ALL
Congratulations to Pauline Maranian and the entire Estancia High School Drama group, including all those hard-working parents who volunteer to help create these wonderful programs.  You all make the entire city very proud.


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6 Comments:

Anonymous Mary Ann O'Connell said...

Congratulations to them all and the focus this brings to the arts in school. Having done many plays throughout high school and college, I can say this is one of the toughest team "sports" around. You are responsible for all your work and for never letting your cast mates down on stage. As Meryl Streep recently said, it's not that you have to convince the audience that what they see is real, you have to convince your fellow actors. That takes thought, imagination, critical thinking, courage, grace and talent (and depending on the role, great physical stamina).

Congratulations to the entire theater group and their excellent director. And Geoff, thanks for reporting it.

1/21/2013 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Great job students and educators!
This kind of thing really brings excellence and balance.

1/21/2013 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous mike m said...

Congrats to my nephew Sterling Gates! We're proud!

1/21/2013 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Vern said...

And Little Gericault Best Actress! Yowzah!

1/21/2013 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Congratulations to all the students in Estancia High School Drama!
Pauline Maranian is a fantastic teacher.
Your dedication and hard work are reflected in this honor and well deserved!

1/22/2013 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous constance cassady said...

CONGRATULATIONS EHS DRAMA! PAULINE , IT IS ABOUT TIME! I AM VERY EXITED FOR YOU! GOOD JOB. I LOVED THE AWARD FOR TECH! . LOVE CONSTANCE CASSADY (FORMER TECH TEACHER AT ESTANCIA)

1/22/2013 03:48:00 PM  

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