By: Sophie P.
The METG drama fest final round left DHS students feeling bittersweet. “I’m very happy with the final results, even though we didn’t move on past finals. I loved being able to end my last year of festival in Boston,” said senior Katie M. In the final round of the festival, two winners were chosen from the 14 remaining schools. This year, the winners were Framingham High School and Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.
Despite not moving on, the real reward was the effort put into it. “I think we did amazing. We had to work extremely hard to get where we were and we were there to celebrate what we had accomplished,” said sophomore actress Deborah C. Even for accomplished actors, Finals is still intimidating.
Although the stakes were high, students were satisfied with the results. “I think that the final results were fair… I’m just grateful and proud that we made it to Finals,” said junior Helen F.
In front of a crowd of 14 high schools, the pressure can be nerve-racking. “To be honest it was terrifying,” said senior Duncan P. “When I got a chance to look out into the audience during my walk out it was the craziest thing I’ve ever done… it truly made me feel like I had made it.”
The Regional competition takes place in Old Saybrook, Connecticut from April 20th to the 22nd. The schools competing include those from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
From a lead actor to behind-the-scenes crewmember, everyone plays an important role in the festival. Chair of stage crew Grace G., a junior said, “I like the fact that someone like me, a student, can design a set and watch it come to life with the help of talented and creative people. We’re just as important to the show as a whole, which is really fun!”