Cranston West prepares to host Rhode Island State Drama Festival


The Rhode Island Theatre Education Association has announced full details regarding the 2019 Rhode Island State Drama Festival, which will be hosted by Cranston High School West from March 8-9.

The 2019 festival will feature one-act plays presented by 11 schools from around the state of Rhode Island. All performances will take place at Cranston West Alumni Auditorium on the campus of Cranston High School West.

Participating schools will perform in four blocks, beginning on Friday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Tickets for the festival are general admission, and are sold by block and full festival for individuals, family four-packs, and groups of 10 or more.

“The Rhode Island State Drama Festival has continually been a means of celebrating high school theatre in our state,” said Richard Sylvia, RITEA president and director of arts at Bishop Hendricken High School. “The festival not only allows student artists from across the state an opportunity to perform, but more importantly, an opportunity to support the work of their peers.”

The following schools will be presenting one-act plays during the 2019 festival: Bishop Hendricken High School, Blackstone Academy Charter School, Cranston High School East, Cumberland High School, East Greenwich High School, Hope High School, Lincoln High School, Mt. Hope High School, Scituate High School, South Kingstown High School and St. Raphael Academy.

Following performances and adjudication, two schools will be chosen as representatives for the state at the 2019 New England Drama Festival, also being hosted at Cranston High School West in partnership with Bishop Hendricken High School.


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