Middle School & Upper School One Act Festival


One Act Festival


Carrollwood Day School’s Performing Arts Department is pleased to present their very own mini One Act Festival on Saturday, November 10 at 7:00 pm. Both the Upper and Middle School Thespians will showcase their competition pieces, completely run by the students. Upper School students will perform #Viral, and Middle School students will perform Epic Fail.

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MS Troupe #89245 will perform the one act comedy, Epic Fail. Teenagers are faced with failure every day. Some mornings it feels like they have the letter F stamped on their foreheads in bright red ink. In a series of hilarious vignettes, students take on a multitude of challenges, each from a different perspective. From learning to driving a car, seemingly with mind of its own, to having an argument with a bag of chips in a vending machine, these teenagers discover that the only way to succeed is to stare failure in the face. And if they're going to take that risk, they might as well make it epic!

US Troupe #7235 is premiering their one act production of #Viral. It is a wonderful piece highlighting the talents of its younger troupe members. Isabel M. ('21), Juliana P. ('21), Matheson W. ('21), Ava G. ('21), Inshara A. ('21), and Lexi G. ('21) lead the cast as members of a school community where a high school prank goes terribly wrong. The characters in #Viral examine their choices, their lives, and their futures. Could they or should they have done things differently? #Viral examines the depths of cruelty and the role that social media plays in our modern world.

  • Please Note: #Viral is about a prank that goes wrong and includes some online bullying that may not be suitable for younger audiences. #Viral will be the last performance of the night.

The casts and crew for these productions are made up of talented students from Carrollwood Day School's middle school and upper school divisions. This production is led by Colleen McEvoy, CDS Director of Performing Arts and upper school performing arts teacher and Michele McCarty, middle school performing arts teacher.

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