The Culture, Youth and Sport Ministry on Friday launched its second National Drama Festival with focus on schools and how they can use the competition as a learning tool for Literature students. The festival forms part of a national effort to promote and improve playwriting and every aspect of theatre production.
Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said he sees the festival not only as a competition but also a learning experience and believes schools should play an active role during the festival.
As encouragement students would be awarded with certificates of Merit or Excellence at the end of their preliminarily performance which is expected to run from September 27 to 30.
Festival Director Godfrey Naughton said pulling off such a national event is costly and he hopes that the business community can join with the ministry to assist in covering some of the expenses of the festival.
A special call has also been made for playwrights to submit some of their work to the National Drama Festival since they can be rewarded for the best play used during the festival. The deadline for this year’s National Drama Festival entries is August 31.