2017-12-01 / Education

Richland Northeast PCA students win at theatre festival

Contributed by Richland Northeast High School


Cast and crew of Doubt Cast and crew of Doubt Richland Northeast’s PCA theatre students recently competed in the SC Theatre Association’s High School Theatre Festival and Ten-Minute Playworks held at USC Aiken.

Jazmine Rivera’s play From Down Under and Trey Weaver’s play, The Blind Side of Seeing, were two of the three plays selected by University of Tennessee Professor, Gaye Jeffers, for a staged reading in the Ten- Minute Playworks at the convention.

The competition was open to college, community, and high school playwrights. The winning playwrights were each awarded $50.

In addition, Jazmine Rivera and Ajai Cave won All-Star-Cast Awards for their outstanding performance in the play Doubt, A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award.

Doubt is a gripping story of suspicion cast on a priest’s behavior that is less about scandal and more about questions of moral certainty.


Trey Weaver and Jazmine Rivera, SCTA winning playwrights Trey Weaver and Jazmine Rivera, SCTA winning playwrights The cast included Jazmine Rivera as the school principal, Sister Aloysius; Gracie Boyce as the young teacher, Sister James; Justin Castro as the priest, Fatther Flynn, and Ajai Cave as Mrs. Muller, the mother of an innocent child.

Darius Adamson and Ethena Lighty ran lights and sound respectively with Jacob Wilkinson serving as stage manager, along with stage crew Darius Darby and Gloria Smith.



Ajai Cave and Jazmine Rivera, SCTA All-Star Cast winners Ajai Cave and Jazmine Rivera, SCTA All-Star Cast winners

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