St. Sebastian's Students Win Acting Awards for 'Writer's Block'
Six students from St. Sebastian’s School in Needham earned acting awards for their performances in the student written and directed play, "Writers’ Block," during the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival, which was held at Brookline High School on Saturday, March 3.
Written and directed by Needham resident Mark Lane, a senior at St. Sebastian's, "Writer's Block" tells the story of two young directors who are trying to come up with an idea for a new production. When a strong case of writer’s block gives the directors the idea of re-inventing a movie that has already been written, hilarity ensues as they revisit popular scenes from famous movies.
Started in 1931, the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival brings together more than 100 high schools each year for a day-long competition. Through the festival, students with an interest in the acting, directing and technical aspects of the theatre gain valuable performance and production experience.
Along with Lane, St. Sebastian’s students who earned the award include: sophomore Desmond DiGiovanni of Belmont; senior Joe Dudley of Canton; sophomore Jack Goldman of Dover; junior Kevin Patterson of Medfield; and junior Mike Petro of Norwood.