Ten years ago, the Mater Dei Theatre program created a student run workshop to help foster young directors and give more oppurtunities for actors. ShortsFest has evolved to be one of the most anticipated bi-annual events on campus. It still features student directed scenes and many freshmen get their first chance to act on a Mater Dei stage, however recently it has become so popular we have added two evening performances as fundraisers for the Theatre Arts program.
On Sept 11 and 12 at 3:00pm, several scenes will perform in the Little Theatre. The audience and a panel of judges will select some winners to go on to perform again at the evening event on September 29. We are holding our spring ShortsFest event on March 21. A scene from the evening performance will be selected to represent MDHS at various festivals. Previous winners have gone on to win the Best Scene award at the California Educational Theatre Festival. Tickets for the evening ShortsFest events are $10, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.