The Newberg High School Drama Club has been invited to perform in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2013 and they seek help in raising awareness & funding via sponsorship, promotion and/or donations to get the students over there! It is expensive, averaging $6,000 per student.
This is a great honor and opportunity for these students! If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Linda Potter at 503-550-2483 or Bonnie Edghill at 503-899-7425. Sponsors can help with services, promotions, donations for an upcoming auction or cash donations, all of which are tax-deductible. Learn more about the program at www.newbergtheatre.wix.com/studentstoscotland
We talked with Newberg High School teacher Drea Ferguson, she explains the program in further detail. Take a look:
Here’s some information borrowed directly from Newberg High School’s Drama Program website:
Newberg students presented how they produce the Shakespeare plays to a national conference.
We were then nominated to apply to the American High School Theatre Fringe Festival. We were selected to be one of 15-20 high schools from all over the U.S. and Canada to perform at the Edinburgh Festival – the largest arts festival in the world. We are honored to represent the U.S. at this auspicious event. What is AHSTF?
In 1994, the American High School Theatre Festival was developed with the help of high school and college drama professionals. Our festival is designed to complement high school drama programs and allow our nation’s best drama students to showcase their skills within an international forum. Questions? Contact NHS teacher, Hendrea Ferguson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What will these students bring back to Newberg?
- The honor of representing the U.S. at this world class event.
- The experience of participating in and viewing the best performances on an international stage.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to learn about themselves and other cultures.
The Edinburgh Festival
The world renowned Edinburgh Festival is the largest international arts festival in the world. This festival is held in Scotland’s capital every August. Performers and patrons flock from all over the globe to be a part of the very best the world has to offer in the performing arts…opera, ballet, and of course, theatre.
The Imaginary Invalid
Adapted by: Oded Gross and Tracy Young