On 3 and 4 July 2021, the Annual Production Team staged “Zoomed
Out!” a play about the ups and downs of a group of students as
they prepare to present a project while struggling with technology,
their differences and the difficulty to overcome them. Both nights saw
an enthusiastic and responsive live audience. It was encouraging to
hear their laughter at the comical moments and appreciation of the students’
An Unusual Production
This play was written and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic with
many uncertainties about how it would be performed and whether it would
be seen by an audience at all. That it has this opportunity to be performed
in hybrid form to an actual audience is thanks to the school’s
commitment to nurturing and celebrating students’ talents as well
as this team’s dedication to produce a performance regardless
of the uncertainties, limitations and restrictions.
This was written with different students in mind and perhaps students
would see a bit of themselves in the ups and downs this group of students
How we communicate and express ourselves have vastly changed in recent
years but the need to communicate, to collaborate, to celebrate and
to appreciate the arts and differences is still there. It is hoped that
there will continue to be support for the arts and young people as they
continue to navigate this uncertain world. With their creativity and
resilience, they would surely be able to continue to bring beauty, compassion
and inspiration that the world needs so much.
What the play is about
Today is the day of the 2021 Annual Production. Some S6 girls meet at
the bus stop and discuss their S6 experience and the HKDSE. Others join
them and they talk about recent school life, and what they think they
know about this year’s play.
Rochelle, Claire and Meredith, junior secondary students, are responding
to a call for a special creative project initiated by Ms. Minnie. Ms.
Minnie tells them she has briefed some senior students earlier and they
will join the meeting later. Ms. Minnie leaves the students to get to
know each other and to brainstorm initial ideas. Rochelle suggests one
idea and Claire suggests another while Meredith simply has no idea.
Right after the junior students leave the meeting, other students join
the room. They share ideas and it is apparent that their ideas are vastly
different from each other’s. As their discussion turns into a
heated argument, the three junior students return to the meeting. As
everyone except Meredith pitches their idea one last time, Meredith
has a solution....