The FBCA Theatre Department advanced, for the first time in school history, to the TAPPS One-Act Play Championship, and their outstanding performance earned them the title of State TAPPS One-Act Play Champions. Kolton Kaminski received the Honorable Mention Cast Award and both Ethan Walker and Kelsey Brown received All-Star Cast Awards.

“I could not be more proud of this group of students and the hard work they put into making this play come to life,” Lana Thompson, Drama & Theatre Arts teacher said.

The cast performed Twelve Angry Jurors, a play about a jury forced to reconsider its nearly unanimous decision by the single dissenter who sows a seed of reasonable doubt. The story begins after closing arguments have been presented in a homicide case, as the judge is giving his instructions to the jury. The twelve jurors must unanimously decide on a verdict of guilty or not guilty.

“They started this year with the goal to advance, and they came together to form a chemistry onstage that allowed them to fulfill that goal,” Thompson said. “I am so incredibly grateful to have been a part of it all and watch them, step by step, create this world onstage that drew the audience in from the moment the play began.”

Without a dedicated theatre space on campus, the students had limited rehearsals on a real stage, but they did not let that hinder them.

“When we were awarded first place in state, it was a surreal experience,” student Levi Loveless said. “It never would have happened without our theatre teacher pushing us to become better actors and to really take this play seriously.”

 

More about Fort Bend Christian Academy:

Fort Bend Christian Academy is a private school serving grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The Middle School and High School perform multiple plays each year. For more information about performing arts and the next scheduled performance at FBCA, visit the website at fortbendchristian.org.

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