JSerra Theater Department Heads to Scotland for Nationally Acclaimed Festival

Theater*A Press Release from JSerra Catholic High School

JSerra Catholic High School’s Theater Department have been nominated by the South Coast Reparatory to perform in Scotland.

JSerra was chosen to participate after a rigorous selection process involving a review by the American High School Theatre Festival’s Board of Advisors and a group of renowned college theatre professionals.

“I am so thrilled that our students have been given this opportunity to showcase their talents on a larger, global stage. I am very proud of Deborah Marley, our students and our department,” said JSerra Fine Arts Director Nancy Harrell.

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh plays host to the largest arts festival in the world. The Fringe Festival, which takes place every August for three weeks, features performances from around the globe.

“To be recognized by the American High School Theatre Festival in my first year with JSerra is a great honor. I have been blessed by a very talented and dedicated group of students who invest so much into their work. It truly is a pleasure to instruct and direct them,” said JSerra Theatre Director Deborah Marley. “We have the chance to bring our work to the world stage is beyond any of our imaginations. The JSerra actors will get a once in a life time chance to perform in front of thousands of people and take part in the best theatre festival in the world.

The students will travel to Scotland in August of 2014 to perform a play of their choice, on the world stage at The Fringe Festival.

The theatre department is currently performing Alice in Wonderland in the JSerra Black Box Theatre. Performance dates are May 10-12, tickets may be purchased at the cashier’s office.