Advanced drama competes at DTASC festival

Advanced drama attended the Drama Teachers’ Association of Southern California (DTASC) festival Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts in downtown Los Angeles.

“I learned you really have to prepare ahead of time because there are a lot of people that are really talented. They’re good at what they are doing and have everything prepared, so for our performance to be good, you really had to know what you were doing and be super confident about it,” junior Kamryn Ibarra said.

Drama competed in different categories in acting such as musical theater, monologues and scene work against various schools in California from Bakersfield to Chula Vista.

“I think once you’re familiar with your character and you know what you’re doing, it’s easier to be confident and say, ‘Hey, this is my piece and I want to perform it to the best of my ability,’” Ibarra said.

This year was drama’s first time attending the DTASC in 10 years, and six groups went to semi-finals.

“I was a bit disappointed by the position we placed in, but I do realize we got really far for it being the first DTASC festival, so relative to that I believe we did really well,” senior Brion Robles said.

By Samuel Compolongo, Staff writer

Photo by Brandon Win

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