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At Artist Play Fesitval
Photo by Lori DesVergues

For 10 years, playwrights from Bishop Hendricken High School have been featured in the school’s New Artist Play Festival. Once again this year, Bay View Academy Upper School students joined in to act and direct in the student-written plays. On Saturday, Jan. 11, the plays were performed on Trinity Repertory Company’s stage to an audience of family and friends and a judges panel that included one of Bay View Academy’s library and media specialists, Kathleen Gendron. “I thought this year’s writing was by far the best ever and the performances were excellent … Bay View girls shone throughout the day,” she said. She adds that one play, “Indecision vs. The Mental State of Calvin T. Hill,” written by Bishop Hendricken junior Peter Mancuso and directed by Bay View junior Kathryn O’Connor was “very cleverly written and Kathryn brought out the many humorous lines.” The abstract play featured two characters, Logic and Passion, arguing in a courtroom. In all, there were four one-act, student-written, directed and designed plays. Five Bay View Academy juniors participated; four as actors and one as director. Pictured from left are: Bay View students Nicolette Theroux, Marcella Mazzenga, Kathryn O’Connor, Julianna Fielding and Jacklyn Wilson with Peter Mancuso of Hendricken. All are juniors.

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