The Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) has announced the commencement of its national inter high school drama competition. LIMU has targeted 60 schools for this year’s drama and performance school awards.
The inter-high drama competition is in collaboration with Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) and supported by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
LIMU vice president, Ms. Kadiatu Kaba made the disclosure recently in Monrovia. She stated that the aim this year’s inter-high school drama event was designed to awaken hidden talents in the country and to bring unity amongst schools in arts by exposing society ills and most of all; promoting the country ‘s culture through learning institutions.
The LIMU VP revealed that auditions will start February 14, while the preliminary begins on the 30th of the February, with the grand finale scheduled for March 20th 2014.
The audition is expected to take place at Providence Island and will be graced by an array of government officials intended to inspire and stimulate students that would qualify for the preliminary contest.
“The Introduction of Inter-high School Drama is being used as a tool to translate Liberian culture, value and norms to modern society. It would also serve as a means of discovering new actors, artists and other entertainers that may one day replace our current batch of stars and help maintain our culture,” Mrs. Kaba explained.
She indicated that during the 2013 competition; three schools were victorious, including: Susan A. Berry emerged the overall winner while Len Miller High School won second place and Soltiamon Christian High School took third. All winners walked away with rewarding cash prizes aimed at motivating their respective schools.
2014’s cash awards are LD$25,000 for the winner; LD$15,000 for second place; and LD$ 10,000 for third.