The staff and students at David Suzuki are excited to announce that they entered their first one-act play in the Sears Drama Festival as part of the school’s events recognizing Women’s Month. The play, I Was a Teenaged Beekeeper, was written, produced and performed by the students in David Suzuki’s drama group.
The students enjoyed the process of creating this dramatic piece, doing research and improvisation to create a narrative that portrays the life of girls as they become young women. The play centers around Bailey, a girl with a secret to keep, and the social fallout she deals with after a bad breakup. The play follows Bailey and eleven other girls as they deal with the difficulties faced by girls as they grow up.
The play was performed at Mayfield Secondary School on March 3 and 4. David Suzuki is also hosting a model United Nations as part of an independent study unit. This Model UN will be focused on the discussion of women’s rights and the debate will take place in English and French with each student representing a different country.
Cast from I Was a Teenaged Beekeeper