To bring together school groups with a maximum of 5 students in each group per school. Each group will create, write and rehearse a short play / performance with the intention of performing the piece at the finals on 8th July 2012 @ The Millfield Arts Centre.
14 schools from 6 boroughs will be selected by RWiSDA to participate – only 7 schools will be selected for the finals.
To be selected for the finals, each school is to produce a 5 minute DVD presentation. This should begin with answering the following question:
“Why should your school be selected for the RWiSDA finals?”
The entire process is to be done without the input from any teacher’s beyond the initial consultation.
All rehearsals to take place during break, lunch and/or after school; and not interfere with normal school hours or school work.
Each performance runs a maximum of 10 minutes. Points will be deducted if time is extended.
Year 11 students or/and GCSE drama pieces cannot be accepted.
The 5 minute presentation beginning with “Why should your school be selected for the RWiSDA finals?” maybe submitted in a variety of artistic formats, these can include: blogs, poems, speeches, dance and song – you get a chance to be creative here! Performances need to be submitted on DVD. Schools registering an interest will be informed of the deadline for DVD submission.
In the event of there being more than one group in a school wishing to participate; an elimination round should be held within the school. The teachers and students should then decide which group goes forward to represent the school.
In the event of there being more than one group in a school wishing to participate, an elimination round should be held within the school. The teachers and students should then decide which group goes forward to represent the school
Once selected for the finals, a professional actor will hold a workshop with the group from each school prior to the finals.
The finals of the RWiSDA’s will be held at the Millfield Arts Centre in London on Sunday 8th July 2012 before an audience of parents, friends, celebrities and dignitaries.
A panel of industry professionals will act as adjudicators. The winning group will receive the specially designed RWiSDA trophy to be held at the school for a year and invited to have dinner with Rudolph Walker at a London restaurant. Individuals will be awarded with the following:
BEST ACTOR * BEST ACTRESS * BEST PLAY
RWiSDA’s aim is to introduce the awards nationwide and then internationally within three years. RWiSDA has already identified a link in the Caribbean island of St Lucia who are keen to launch the award in years to come.