The Floyd Central and Silver Creek Theatre Departments joint production of the drama, "The Diviners" has been selected for a full length main stage presentation at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska during the last week of June. The week long conference is the single largest gathering of high school talent; guest artist workshops; college auditions and related activities in the nation and is sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association.
"Diviners" was actually first performed last fall when the two schools joined forces. Chris Bundy, Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central, and Jason Roseberry, a former student of Bundy's and current Director of Theatre Arts at Silver Creek, discussed the unlikely possibility of combining the efforts of two different school systems in the creative endeavor more than a year ago. The hope was to enhance the understanding and comraderie between schools while enhancing cultural experiences for the groups. According to the directors and cast, that's exactly what happened. The production was presented for a week/files/storyimages/at each of the school's facilities in the fall. Building on the success of the production and the audience response to the show, the directors agreed to have the production screened for the international conference. The show was remounted in March for a single performance with all proceeds that evening being dontated to the Crusade for Children. The show raised over a thousand dollars for the Crusade.
The show was adjudicated by a professional actor from the Los Angeles area as well as a theatre director from the Cincinatti area and then the wait began. The schools received the positive results two weeks later putting them in the honored spot of a main stage performance, an honor shared by less than ten schools nationwide each year.
Bundy and Roseberry agreed that the shared honor will be a wonderful conclusion to the joint adventure and a memory highlight as many of the cast members leave for college this fall. "We have been overwhelmed with the community support for this production and thrilled with the wonderful memories that have been generated by this fantastic group of kids" Bundy commented.
Due to the renovation construction at Floyd Central, no additional performances are planned for the show prior to their Nebraska performance. If you want to give the program a hand toward the expenses of getting the show to International is encouraged to s/files/storyimages/their tax deductible donation to:
Floyd Central Theatre/ Diviners
6575 Old Vincennes Road
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119