2015 Literature Festival @ SSC
Now on its fourth year, the Literature Festival of the Department of Languages and Literature of the College Unit was held last February 12, in line with the celebration of the Languages and Literature Week. With its primary goal to promote appreciation for literature, the said event was celebrated in two parts: the Literary Parade, and the Masque.
The Parade, which aimed to call attention to the celebration, was for the purpose of showcasing the richness of literature, generating enthusiasm for the written word, and involving the SSC community in the celebration of languages and literature. Held at the SSC field, the parade gave a wonderful opportunity for the Kulasitas in the grade school unit to interact with their “ates” and “kuyas” from the college unit, who assumed the persona of a particular literary character. The activity was met with an enthusiastic group of students, administrators, faculty, and staff who had the chance to “meet” their favorite literary character.
The second part of the festivities, considered the highlight of the celebration, was the Masque held at the Sr. Ehrentrudis Hall (Little Theater) on the same day. The Masque was a form of dramatic entertainment in the 16h and 17th century England performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures. Eleven classes taking
Literature 2 subject took part in the production. Each section had to stage their own version of a particular literary text which included song, dance, and other creative forms of expression.
The occasion was further graced by the presence of three esteemed judges, SSC alumnae, Prof. Christine Odette Negado, former Literature faculty of the Department, and AB Literature and Literacy graduates, magna cum laude, Ms. Alekxandra Toyhacao, and Palanca Awardee, Ms. Nadeth Rae Rival.
Three classes emerged as the top winners, with 201A (Psychology) awarded as the 2nd runner-up for the stage production of “Hansel and Gretel”; 203B (Biology/ Nutrition) as the 1st runner up for “New Yorker in Tondo, and 217A/ Music3 (Fine Arts & Music) as the champions for their rendition of “Nightmare before Christmas”. Special awards were also given for students’ outstanding work. Michael Musa of 217A/Music won the “Best Director” Award for directing “Nightmare before Christmas” which also received the “Best Stage Production” Award. Pamela Javelosa (203B) won for “Best Script” for “New Yorker in Tondo” and Jira Yamashita (203) as “Best Actress” for her role as “Kikay” in New Yorker in Tondo.
By: Dr. Irish Sioson
Languages & Literature Department