Bridgewater-Emery One-Act Play
“One-Act Play” is one of three speech activities, in addition to “Oral Interpretation” and “Debate & Individual Events,” offered through the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The One-Act Play Festival is held annually, starting with region competitions in January for Class A and Class B schools. The festival provides an opportunity to present a one-act play production to others and to see the productions of other schools in the state. Each school is allowed 45 minutes in which to set up, perform the play, and strike the set. Students receive constructive feedback from a panel of three judges immediately after the performance at both the region and state levels. Two Class B schools from each region advance to the state competition. There are currently eight Class B regions in South Dakota with approximately eight schools per region.
Region 4-B Festival: January 23, 2020
Location: Pepsi-Cola Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mitchell
State Festival: Feb. 6-8, 2020
Location: O'Gorman High School, Sioux Falls
Congratulations to the 2018-19 cast and crew of Aunt Leaf (Mercedes Mesman, Sophia Robocker, Sarah Schultz, Sonja Schultz, Katrina Weber, and Lindsey Weeldreyer) for earning a "Superior Play" award (and to the cast for earning a "Superior Ensemble" award) at the 2019 State One-Act Play Festival!