Earlier this term, Vincent D'Amico, Year 12 performed in two theatre productions as part of the Redlands Acting and Drama (RAD) Academy performing at the John Beams Theatre in Mackenzie, Brisbane.
QACI would like to congratulate Vincent as he continues to follow his passion in theatre.
Read his reflection below.
The RAD team have worked tirelessly for months during school holiday
workshops preparing for these six performances.
The Junior team at RAD performed in The World’s Worst Children and Other Cautionary
Tales which featured a number of interrelated comedic skits about the
escapades of children. It was a devised production written by Marianna Psaltis. My role in the play involved me being a father of a child who
I gave into and let eat chocolate cake rather than their vegetables. A great
experience performing as a Dad! Acting in, and co-directing this production, inspire me, because I was able to practise the core skills acquired from studying theatre - in particular The Director's Notebook and Solo Performance.
The Intermediate-Senior team at RAD performed The Sea, a comedy by Edward Bond that draws themes from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. I
played one of the two lead roles as the Town Draper, which for me, was very
similar to the role I have performed in many Eisteddfods as the Mad Hatter. Apparently, I was “scary” and “frightening”, but I take this as positive given
that my character believed aliens had landed from another planet and I went
..article written by Vincent D'Amico, Year 12