BSSF Drama Scholarships For Vickers & Smith

May 27, 2014

The Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival [BSSF] will award two major scholarships to two outstanding drama students, with Rowan Vickers and Marcus Smith set to receive assistance to continue their studies.

Every year BSSF, now in its seventh year of operation, invites applications for scholarship support from any student who has participated in one of their annual Shakespeare Schools Festivals. The scholarship can either be applied to academic studies in the Dramatic Arts or for support to complete drama courses or workshops at home or abroad.

The Festival aims to stimulate greater awareness of theatre and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Six high schools regularly present plays during the Festival held each October.

Scholarship winner, Rowan Vickers a former Warwick Academy student, performed in the very first Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival in 2008. He also appeared in many school productions, not to mention taking major roles in Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Rowan is now in his third and final year at The Juilliard School studying for a Bachelors in Fine Arts.

Marcus Smith, the other scholarship winner, is about to embark on his drama studies at New York University in September. Marcus is graduating this term from Saltus Grammar School, where he is currently Deputy Head Boy. Marcus  has performed in numerous school productions and is also a very active member of both the Bermuda Music and Dramatic Society and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

Like Rowan, he has also performed in several BSSF Festivals. He recently represented Bermuda at the 8th Caribbean Schools Drama Festival in Barbados, where he received an ‘Outstanding Dancer’ award.

A BSSF spokesperson said, “While Rowan and Marcus are at different stages in their studies, they share some outstanding characteristics.

“Each has consistently pursued their love of drama to an extremely high level, seeking diverse opportunities for performance and steadily challenging themselves to develop new skills and understanding of the dramatic arts.

“They have done this while maintaining high academic standards and making myriad contributions to their schools and the community.

“The BSSF is proud to be able to continue to support two such exemplary young men.”

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  1. Great News says:

    Well deserved, Congratulations Marcus