The Film Acting Academy at South Delta Secondary will cap off its inaugural year with a gala evening on Friday at the school's Equinox Theatre.
"It's a showcase of all that we have done this year," says drama teacher and academy co-ordinator Paige Hansen in an e-mail to the Optimist.
"I think the year went incredibly well," she says. "I just finished interviewing kids for my last vlog (video newsletter) that I do bi-monthly and that really confirmed to me that we had taken these kids on a journey and that they had gained a great deal from the program."
The class members will show webisodes they worked on and a selection of scenes from their camera acting class. They'll also share a live piece called Pivotal Moments.
Hansen notes 23 students completed the course and a few who have been picked up by agents have started going on auditions.
Guest speakers like casting agent Corrine Clark came to talk to the class and students went on field trips, including visiting the set of a YTV show.
The gala starts at 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Equinox Theatre at SDSS. Admission is free.