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New Canaan HS Students Perform In Their Own Plays At Drama Festival

New Canaan High School Theatre’s 26th annual Drama Festival, “Everything Must Change,” will be performed Saturday.
New Canaan High School Theatre’s 26th annual Drama Festival, “Everything Must Change,” will be performed Saturday. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan High School Theatre’s 26th annual Drama Festival will be performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. on the NCHS auditorium stage.

The students wrote the plays and will produce and perform in them. They entered their one-act theme-based plays, and four were chosen to be performed at the festival.

This year’s theme is “Everything Must Change." Students are in charge of all aspects of the production: writing, directing, casting, costumes, etc.

The winners of this year's festival are:

  • First place: "Floss" by Chloe Rosenberg.
  • Second place: "Everything’s Changed" 2025 by Joseph Turner.
  • Third place: "The Science of Farrah Fawcett Hair" and "How to Survive High School" by Kaitlyn Sandvik.
  • Fourth place: "The New King" by Nick LaMorte.

Honorable mentions are "Restarting" by Jack Dunn and "Thorns" by Katie Colwell.

Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door only (cash or check only). The lobby box office will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 203-594-4600.

New Canaan High School is at 11 Farm Road.

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