Last year, our A Level Theatre Studies students (Rosa, Kitty, Zara) beat off fierce competition to be selected to perform Jean Genet's The Maids at the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston, London (to find out more about the play, have a read of this article in the Drama & Theatre Magazine, written by our very own drama director, Chris Whyld).
The festival was understandably rescheduled for summer 2021 when it may take a different form, perhaps as a Digifest. Accordingly, the organisers are asking contributors to 'think outside of the box' in terms of how pieces are presented. We would be well prepared in this respect, having already performed an online excerpt of The Maids in last year's online Moatfest. Watch this space for more details, including how we might reimagine The Maids for a contemporary, possibly online, audience.