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Young people gather in North Rustico for Atlantic Drama Festival

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NORTH RUSTICO, P.E.I. —

Watermark Theatre is hosting the National Theatre School of Canada's Atlantic Drama Festival in North Rustico this weekend.

Beginning today and running until May 19, the festival brings together high school students from throughout the region to view, discuss and enjoy each other’s creative efforts, under the guidance of an experienced adjudicator. Participants also take part in acting workshops with local acting teachers.

The Atlantic Drama Festival is part of a trio of drama festivals; the other two are in Ontario and B.C., all now under the umbrella of the National Theatre School (NTS).

Earlier this year, NTS announced a new partnership with TD Bank Group as the national presenting partner of the National Theatre School Festival. The agreement and sponsorship, which began this year, will support thousands of high school students in hundreds of communities across Canada, who will create and present shows in their schools, regions and provinces.

“We are thrilled to welcome TD in this leadership role” said Gideon Arthurs, CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada. “The festival is an almost 75-year-old tradition that has touched the lives of thousands of young Canadians. With TD’s support, we can ensure the festival will thrive and continue to grow.”

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