Ashburn, VA (Feb. 17, 2016) – On Saturday, February 6th, Briar Woods High School hosted the 2016 Conference 14 One Act Festival. Tuscarora High School’s cast of “Master Class” earned a Superior rating and placed first at the competition.
They, along with Stone Bridge High School’s cast of “Dispatches from the Roller Coaster” will be moving on to compete in the Regional Festival on February 20th, at Massaponax High School.
Tuscarora’s Daniella Roberge earned the Best Actress award for her depiction of Maria Callas. The Best Actor award went to Jonathan Mitchell of Potomac Falls for his portrayal of Alan in “This is a Test.”
Inspired by a series of real-life sessions at Juilliard taught by Maria Callas in the 1970s, after her opera career had ended, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play “Master Class” presents the star in full diva mode, delivering unvarnished criticism to a trio of young singers and ruminating on a life of tragedy and triumph.