About The 2019 Young Directors' One Act Play Festival

The Young Directors' One Act Festival is the culminating experience for 5 of our Theatre South seniors.  Each senior has elected to direct a short play (one-act) after several years of working on and off stage and taking the Directing Workshop class.  Additionally, the festival provides students who may not be able to make the full commitment to other main-stage productions the opportunity to show off their performing talent and hard work.

This year's One Acts and directors are:

May 2nd & 3rd

The Actors Nightmare

Directed by Nicole Marinescu

The Tarantino Variation

Directed by Daniella Brancato

How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying

Directed by Maggie Roach

May 9th & 10th

. . .Elevator Play

Directed by Sophie Williams

No More, Mr. Nice Guy

Directed by Stefan Lungu

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors

Directed by Ashley Yu

About Performing Arts at South High


The mission of Theatre South is to provide students with an opportunity to perform in, produce, design, and crew plays, musicals, one-acts, improv performances, and coffee houses during the year.  Theatre South also offers many additional events including TS Awards Banquet, Barbeque, Theatre Festivals, an a Broadway Show trip.  By the end of their time in Theatre South, students have built lifelong friendships and will be ready for college and professional theatre opportunities.  Theatre South is a member of the International Thespian Society and accepts students with all levels interest in theatre – no previous experience is required!

About the Performing Arts at Great Neck South High School:

The William A. Shine - Great Neck South High School Performing Arts located in Great Neck, N.Y. has built a reputation of excellence based on music and theatrical performances as well as our success in regional and national competitions. Our large scale productions include our fall musical which takes place in November, a drama held in February, an opera production which takes place the end of March or early April and the One Act Play Festival which is held in early May. Each year performing arts students participate in many additional performance activities open to the public. They include: Music Night, Coffee House, Piano Recital, Improv Night, Winter Concert I & II, Chamber Music Concert, Spring Concert I & II, Battle of the Bands and the  Pops Concert.