The Theatre Department at Carolina Day School is celebrating their participation in the 2020 NCTC High School Play Festival: Virtual Showcase. The theatre program, led by David Dvorscak, is presenting “Time Enough” in the Showcase. This year, theatre arts educators and students rose to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and presented their work virtually.
“We decided that we wanted to stay as close to a live performance as we could get,” said Dvorscak. “So our one-act—written completely by the students in the class over the course of four weeks—was recorded in one take using Zoom as our platform. We didn’t do any editing. Each of the students were in an individual room in the Upper School for the performance—this is where they did most of their performances. But throughout the piece, subsets of the group converged in the auditorium to do some group work, mostly silent and in masks.”
To accomplish all this, the Theatre Department set up nine performance spaces, each with a backdrop, a light with color changing capability, a webcam, and a microphone.
Sophia Pereda-Echeverry ’21 was honored with the NCTC Exceptional Theatrical Achievement Award for Playwriting and Script Editing in the production of “Time Enough.”
This year, nearly 1,000 students from 40 schools are performing in 57 productions in the Showcase. Performances are available for viewing worldwide now through November 20 via the NCTC Virtual Showcase website at www.nctc.org.
Scenes from "Time Enough"