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Mayo High School’s drama program selected for international festival performance

on Wednesday, 09 May 2018. Posted in Good life, News, Education, Local News

Mayo High School’s drama program selected for international festival performance
Theater students at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology perform "You Are Not Alone" this past fall. The students and the production were recently selected to perform in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the summer of 2019 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

A Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology theater production has been selected to perform at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest arts festival, as part of the American High School Theater Festival (AHSTF).

Each August, Edinburgh becomes one of the most exciting places on earth as performing artists from all over the world participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The AHSTF Board of Directors selected Mayo High School’s production, “You Are Not Alone,” which is written and directed by Mayo High School English teacher Paulette Lunn. The play ran in November performances in the Mayo High School gymnasium before Lunn received an invitation to apply for entry into the festival.

The AHSTF Board reviewed all completed applications and identified the top high schools based on most recent bodies of work, awards, community involvement, philosophies and recommendations. The Board chose Mayo High School from among hundreds of applications to perform at the 2019 festival. In all, the Board chose 40 American schools and 40 international schools.

Lunn, Mayo High School’s drama students and the school’s Phoenix Phame performance choir will fundraise to finance their two-week adventure to Scotland and England next summer.