Rivercity gears up for N.I. Zone Drama Festival

Rivercity Stage will be buzzing with activity this May as actors, directors and production crews arrive to compete in the North Island Zone Drama Festival!

Rivercity Players will be bringing the Festival to Campbell River May 15–22 for a week of plays to determine who will represent the North Island at Mainstage, the provincial drama competition. Entries are expected from ECHO Players in Qualicum Beach, Courtenay Little Theatre, Nanaimo Theatre Group, Portal Players in Port Alberni and Flying Squirrel Productions in Powell River.

Professional adjudicator Kathryn Shaw will be in attendance, and after each performance, will offer her comments about the production.  The next morning, she will lead an in depth adjudication, where the production is discussed in detail.  These sessions are open to the public and very informative for anyone interested in the theatre.  Shaw is a Canadian director, actor and writer, currently living in Vancouver.  She has been the artistic director for Studio 58 at Langara College since 1985.

At the end of the week, an award ceremony is held, where Shaw will announce the results of the competition.