Drama Geeks Unite

Written by Haven Johansen

On April 26, 2014, the drama enthusiasts of Nebo School District met at Nebo Junior High for a day of acting. The results were fun, humorous, and most importantly, educational.

The Nebo District Drama Festival is held for young actors and actresses who want to learn more about their craft and spend time with people who enjoy the spotlight. The all-day camp featured performances from each attending school, as well as music, food, inspiring speeches from talented actors and workshops on skills such as stage fighting, dancing, and auditions.

Overall, the festival was a fantastic opportunity for everyone attending. It’s not everyday one sees Mr. Antablian, Payson Junior’s own drama teacher, dancing to Hercules music in a dress. If that wasn’t enough, students also got to learn alongside talented professionals and have a great day.

For those Payson Junior High students who want to learn even more about acting in a social environment, Mr. Antablian is now taking auditions for next year’s Shakespeare Festival. The festival is a three day event for all students who will be in ninth grade next year. You will get the opportunity to see a professional show, and learn and perform alongside students from all over the state. If this sounds like the event for you, contact the drama department for details.