Kamiak’s Dramafest is this week | School brief

Oct 23, 2013
Courtesy of: Sam Freeman/NWPhoto These seniors in Kamiak High School’s Drama Department directed their peers in a series of nine one-act plays for the 21st annual Kamiak Dramafest, which runs all this week: (back row) Jaimee Alonso, Joe Shay, Christobal Urquiaga, (second row) Drake Slansky, Gina Bartelli, Molly Daybert, (front row) Jacqueline Tardanico, Rayla Freeman, Cadence Whittle and Tannor McLam. Photo courtesy of

Kamiak High School’s version of a one-act play festival, called Dramafest, will be held next week in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

Think of it as a student culmination projects, says Kamiak drama teacher Laurie Levine. During Dramafest, the seniors in Kamiak’s drama department direct their peers in a series of nine one-act plays.

The 21st annual Dramafest runs all this week, with three shows performed from 2:30-4:30 p.m. each day through the week. Admission is $1.

A marathon performance of all nine plays will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Tickets to that show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

An awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. that evening to announce the winners of various awards (such as Best Actor, Best Play and People’s Choice) and for the announcement of the school’s spring musical.

All seats are general admission. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the show at the box office.

The shows this year are: “10 Minutes to Takeoff;” “Emotional Baggage;” “Frontflip;” “Heaven Isn’t Here;” “King of Bro’s;” “The Nightman Cometh+;” “Past That, the Moon, and My Mom;” “Rewind;” and “When Clues Align.”

Levine mention that the stories would be more appropriate for middle school students and up (+ designates for mature audiences due to subject matter).

“This is truly theatre education at its best,” Levine said. “I encourage the community to come out and encourage our next generation of playwrights, directors, actors, lighting designers, sound designers, set designers and costume designers.”

Kamiak High School is at 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd. in Mukilteo.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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