ATA Wins Awards
Foothill High School's Advanced Theatre Arts students garnered more awards at their second Southern California Play Festival, sponsored by the California Thespian Society.
Other schools competing included Beverly Hills High School, Corona High School, Sunny Hills High School, Nuview Bridge Early College High School, Fullerton Union High School, Montclair High School, Rancho Cucamonga High School, Alta Loma High School, and Los Alamitos High School.
Past honors won by Foothill's ATA include outstanding play, best actor and best actress awards.
In the Drama Workshop class, students are studying ancient Greek theatre. Students researched various chiton, toga and tunic designs; Greek characters, gods and goddesses. Then they designed and constructed a "costume," which one group member modeled while the other two explained their research-based design decisions.
As the audience sat up on a hill in the amphitheater, the actors on stage performed scenes from The Frogs, Prometheus Bound, Oedipus, Medea and The Trojan Women.