The Saskatchewan Drama Association (SDA) and the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) collaborated to present the first Spoken Word e-Festival for Saskatchewan students, ages 5 to 19 years of age and any level.
Performances were judged by video recordings submitted by the competitors. Thank you to all participants for your entries!
Megan is a 17-year-old student at CCHS in Prince Albert. She’s been involved in the drama program there for three years, and has appreciated the opportunity not only to act but also to improve her public speaking and make lifelong friendships. When not studying, Megan enjoys reading murder mysteries and creating visual art. She and her family – and the family dogs! – love spending time outdoors together at Candle Lake.
Eleanor is a 14-year-old girl from Eastend, Saskatchewan. She enjoys being creative in her spare time and is often found drawing, playing the piano, singing, and dancing. Eleanor also enjoys quilting, baking and writing poetry – in fact; she performed one of her own works at this festival. She’s a big fan of alternative rock music, horror movies, and musicals. friendships. When not studying, Megan enjoys reading murder mysteries and creating visual art. She and her family – and the family dogs! – love spending time outdoors together at Candle Lake.
Ella is 12 years old and lives on a grain farm outside of Hazenmore, Saskatchewan. When not in school or practicing speech arts, Ella loves playing the piano, skating, dancing, and going for airplane flights with her dad.
Performances were judged by video recordings submitted by the competitors. Thank you to all participants for your entries! Entries will be published on the SDA YouTube channel.
Ashton Bourgeois is a current Grade 12 student at MUCC in Melfort. He has been involved in the arts program at MUCC for many years, partaking in both music and drama. In both disciplines, he has performed at festivals at both regional and provincial levels via the MUCC band program and MUCC Team Drama, as a percussionist and actor, respectively. Outside of school, Ashton partakes in alpine ski racing, and races both within the province as well as at national level events. Ashton performed a scene from Two Gentlemen of Verona (II, iii, 5-28) using modern characterization to bring this Shakespearean scene into the modern era.
Dexter Candillo is 13 years old and lives in Yorkton. He loves drama and all art and says “this is a very cool opportunity”. This was Dexter’s first monologue, and he performed Lost in an Airport by Carrie Pengilly.
Georgia Robertson is 12 years old and lives in Yorkton. She plays the violin, loves to read, bake, and play with her little sister and her two guinea pigs names Arol and Juniper. Georgia has been a part of Free My Muse Company since she was 8 years old and has been in 8 play productions along with performing several monologues. For this competition, Georgia performed Why I Left My Home Town by Carrie Pengilly.
Alexander Ubongen is 8 years old and will be in Grade 3 in the next school year at St. Michael School in Yorkton. He has a sister who is 6 years younger and a pet dog named Buster who he loves to play with. Alexander chose to perform The Sleepover by Natalia Santos because he loves hanging out with his best friend and sees his teenage sister go on sleepovers. Aside from drama, Alexander plays a lot of piano, hockey, Tae Kwon Do, basketball and figure skating, before the coronavirus happened.