FRAMINGHAM – Walsh Middle School earned a silver medal for its performance of performed William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s Middle School Drama festival over the weekend in Winthrop.
“It has been six years since we have done one of Shakespeare’s works,” said Walsh Middle School Theatre Director Sheron Doucette. “The reading of The Tempest was part of the 8th Grade Curriculum for one of our Teams making it an easy decision. The play infuses the magical world with real life struggles of the use and abuse of power, compassion and forgiveness.”
On Friday, Walsh hosted the Framingham Theatre Arts Night of One Acts with Cameron and Fuller middle school.s
“This night has become an annual pep rally for City-Wide Middle School Theatre. Three Schools, Three Plays, One City, One Team has become our motto as we bring together students from Framingham to celebrate theatre,” said Doucette.
For the production of The Tempest, “this year we added the element of live music to our Festival entry,” said Doucette.
“Hadley Connor and Diego Castrillo Vilches started composing music before the first rehearsal started using percussion and harp to successfully underscored the entire production,” said Doucette. “Their effort awarded them the first ever All Star Award for Musical Performance and Composition that Walsh has ever received.”
Walsh received five additional All Star Awards for Acting to the following Company members:
- Emma-Catherine Hampton
- Max Taub
- Zach Troderman
- Casey Brewer
- CJ Till
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