2016 College graduate, Katie Rowe, has been selected to perform at a prestigious drama concert showcasing the best school-age arts talent in Victoria.
From the 1400 students who studied Drama in VCE last year, less than 30 – of which Katie is one – were chosen to perform at the “VCE Season of Excellence Top Class” in early March.
Katie, who was one of our College Captains in 2016, will step onto the stage at the Melbourne Recital Centre to deliver her solo performance about a Japanese ghost who seeks revenge on the husband that betrayed her.
Katie, now 19, said she was “ecstatic” but also “overwhelmed” when she found out her audition for the exclusive Top Class had been successful.
“I am really excited to be performing in such an incredible space in front of an audience of 500 people, instead of just three adjudicators,” she said.
The achievement is the result of countless hours of self-critiquing and perfecting.
Her solo performance earned Katie an A+ and went towards a Drama Score of 42 – and overall ATAR Score of 92.7.
Complete with authentic costume and make-up, her performance captures the “Japanese horror style” and encompasses many conventions of Japanese Theatre.
Our College’s VCE Drama teacher, Mandy Calderwood said the College was proud of Katie’s dedication to perfection, and was delighted that her hard work had been recognised by such astute judges.
“Katie has been in my drama class every semester since Year 10 and has demonstrated enormous commitment,” Mandy said.
“Her talent and innate understanding of drama as an art form was evident in the very first solo performance she completed in Year 10 and in the way she has been able to reflect on and evaluate her theatrical experiences ever since.”
You can get tickets to see Katie in the concert on March 2 through the Melbourne Recital Centre.
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