The Blake Stage Company Forensics Team meets in the Black Box Theatre on Wednesdays at Thursdays at lunch throughout the school year. Forensics provides an opportunity for students to express themselves verbally by preparing and presenting speeches, interpreting various types of literature, and/or performing theatrical pieces via Readers Theatre or Ensemble Acting presentations.
Students review and select material, and then work together with Mr. D’Anna and one another to learn the art of forensics and practice for county competitions held at Blake High School.
The Blake Forensics Team had a good showing at the first Montgomery County Forensics League Meet on October 21, 2017. Ella Gatlin placed First in the Dramatic Interpretive Category. Austin Gill placed Second in the Children’s Category and Claire Nelson placed 5th in Poetry. The Team is currently tied for 4th Place in the League out of 24 teams.
While this is a good start, the Team could use more participants for the upcoming meet on December 9th at Blake High School Meetings for Forensics are held every Wednesday and Thursday in the Black Box Theater. All students are welcome to participate. See Mr. D’Anna as soon as you can in order to start participation.
Forensics is a great way to improve your performance skills, and stage Company Members are encouraged to participate.
The Team is led, this year, by Seniors Austin Gill and Claire Nelson with Ella Gatlin serving as another category leader.
Forensics builds confidence by developing a wide variety of skills including effective self-expression, an ability to interpret character and convey emotion, and the capacity for public speaking. Students explore the many different forms of literature from interpreting comic pieces to dramatically interpreting all sorts of stories in novels, stories, and plays. Our mission is to enable students to develop and refine self-expression skills while concurrently exploring a variety of material from world literature to children’s literature to pieces on current and global issues.