Eighth grader, Rhys A. Wins 1st in State Monologue Competition

Eighth grader, Rhys A. Wins 1st in State Monologue Competition

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Rhys A. performing “The Confrontation” during Winter Assembly

Congratulations to Sage eighth grader, Rhys A. who has earned first place in the 2021 Middle School Monologue Contest through the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild (METG)!

For 90 years the METG has been at the center of educational theater in the Commonwealth, celebrating excellence in the theatrical arts, supporting teachers and students, and believing that theater has a unique power to enrich and transform young people’s lives.

“I wrote and performed the monologue live for an adjudication panel titled, “The Confrontation.” This confrontation was between the famous aestheticist playwright, Oscar Wilde and his nemesis Lord Queensbury, who had made false criminal accusations against him. I was very compelled by the historical impact of the moment and by how looking back to that period in history provides a fantastic perspective on progress,” said Adams.

Sage Performing Arts teacher Danielle Bazinet shares, “I am very proud of Rhys’ achievement and his continued dedication to strengthening his acting skills. Rhys not only participated in a prestigious state competition, he also used an original monologue he wrote in our playwriting class. This is a true indication of Rhys’ dedication to the art of theatre and it’s infinite possibilities.”