Pictured above: Toni Spilfogel, Grade 11.
Royal St. George's College (RSGC) faculty reached out to Linden's drama teacher Kristy Smith last November, and invited students to audition for their senior school production of Macbeth. The play involved boys from Grade 9–12, and both of Linden's Toni Spilfogel, Grade 11 and Morgan Madonik, Grade 12, auditioned for various parts in the play and were selected to play several key roles. The play was recentlly held on February 13 and 14, 2017, at the Randolph Theatre on Bathurst Street. The Linden School thanks Royal St. George's College for giving our students this opportunity, and for visiting Linden to enact some of the scenes from the play for our faculty and students.
"I honestly didn't know what to expect when I agreed to audition. I was honoured and nervous when they asked me to play Lady Macbeth. I'm so glad I agreed and got to work with really talented students. The play was directed by the head of the arts department Christopher Newton, an amazing director who was incredibly welcoming and supportive. Being one of two females in a cast of male students was not as challenging or scary as it may seem. After being in many all-female productions at Linden, the rehearsals seemed at first rather foreign to me, but I was surrounded by those who were as passionate about theatre as I am. Once you discover your mutual love for theatre, there is no need to divide us based on gender. This was a fantastic experience, and I truly enjoyed working with the students at RSGC. I hope to work with them again in the future!" —Toni Spilfogel, Grade 11
Morgan Madonik had the challenge of playing three roles including Lady MacDuff, the witch and the murderer. "Being a part of the production was a great experience for me because I got to work with students outside of Linden on a very difficult play. Although it was challenging to learn my lines, I felt that all of our practices paid off when we finally performed after three months of rehearsals." —Morgan Madonik, Grade 12
Pictured above: Morgan Madonik, Grade 12.
Pictured above and below: Toni Spilfogel, Grade 11.
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