BOSTON – Although Framingham High School did not win the 2019 METG Drama Festival this year, with its production of Animal Farm, it did pick up a four awards last night in Boston.
Winners in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s 2019 Drama Festival were Westford Academy’s The Wolves, Acton-Boxborough High School’s The Book of Everything, and Brockton High School’s Magic Theatre.
Fourteen schools qualified for the finals, including Framingham High School. Framingham High School last won the METG state drama festival in 2015 with Sideways Stories in 2016.
Framingham has made the finals 14 times in the last 16 years.
Lats night, Framingham High senior Natalia Buitta (pictured) won an acting award for her role of Napoleon and senior Jessie Landes won an acting award for her role of Squealer.
A trio of Framingham musicians won an award for the live music of the 40-minute production based on George Orwell’s novel. They are Diego Castrillo-Vilches, Alex McLaughlin, and Brendan Qi.
The drama company also won an award for set design.
Maddy Wissler was the set construction chair.
The set construction crew was Ian Barney, Madisyn Bradeen-Curet, Kim Can, Madison Chan, Nicole Davila, Nolan Fitts, Trevor Nardizzi, Katherine Smith, Sean Williams, Jess Wulf.
Show was produced by Donna Wresinski and Chris Brindley
Student Production Stage Manager was Emily Dupcak
Student Assistant Director was Melanie Berman
Student Assistant Stage Managers were Eliza Menzel and Priscilla Silva
Video from a dress rehearsal in February