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  • Writer's pictureJuliana Maddox

CHS Drama Department: New Changes and New Show

The Columbus High School Drama Department has announced and started rehearsals for their fall One Act.

Each year the drama department performs a One Act in the Fall and competes in a State One Act Competition.

This year’s One Act, Antigone, is based in Ancient Greek and features a young woman who rebels against the king in order to honor her brother.

“The show also features a Greek Chorus that will be performing many powerful movement pieces throughout the show,” says the show’s director, Kayla Giles. “It is a show about bravery, love and sacrifice.”

Ryleigh Martin, a senior at CHS, is the Stage Manager for this year’s One Act. She has been involved with the theater department since her freshman year and is excited about this year’s show.

“The main thing that’s different is the rehearsal process,” says Martin, “up until our week of dress rehearsals, everybody wears their masks.”

The cast also have to take breaks in the middle of rehearsals to air out the auditorium which wasn’t required in years past.

Columbus’ drama department also saw a big change when their new director, Ms. Kayla Giles, joined the faculty.

Ms. Giles, a Columbus native, graduated from Columbus State University in 2019 and has been involved in theatre from a young age.

“I love the theatre community here, and I know the students at CHS are a very important part of that community.”

“It is such an honor to work with such talented students,” says Giles, “It has been so fun getting to know the students and watching them perform such a powerful play.”

The performances are planned to take place on October 21st, 23rd, and 25th at 7:00 pm in the Columbus High Auditorium.

They will compete in the State One Act Competition on Saturday, November 20th at Houston County High School in Warner Robins.


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