South High School junior Rosanna Gao was recently honored for her original one-act play that was featured in the 2021 New York Thespians One Act Festival, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association.
Gao’s one-act play, “The Story of Li Keng Wong,” was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Student Written Work.
The New York Thespians One Act Festival was open to middle schools and high schools across the state. Students pre-recorded original one-act performances, which were streamed and adjudicated during the virtual festival from April 23–25.
Gao submitted her one-act play as a member of South High Thespian Troupe 7486, a chapter of the International Thespian Society. The faculty advisor is Tommy Marr, drama teacher/Theatre South director. Thespian troupes are chartered in public and private schools throughout the country, representing excellence in theatre education.