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Young Filipino thespians win big in international science drama competition


BANGKOK, Thailand. Filipino young actors from Sen. Rene Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCMST-HS) brought home two major titles from the international science drama competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Team Philippines wowed the judges with their spectacular performance and propelled them to victory in the open category and short film in the 6th International Science Drama Competition (ISDC) last September 10.

For their win, they took home a cash prize of 15,000 baht. In addition, the team’s lead actress, Keren Mae Rivera, was also named Most Outstanding Female Performer.

Teams from all over the Asian region competed on the stage of CW Tower in Bangkok with a seven-minute drama based on the “Producing Green, Consuming Green” theme, which commemorated 2023 as the International Year of Millets and aligned with global concerns about sustainability.

ISDC 2023

ISDC 2023

ISDC 2023

Here’s the complete list of winners of the ISDC 2023:


1st Prize – The Big Bang (Philippines)

2nd Prize – The Feud of the Farms (Singapore)

3rd Prize – The Redemption of Mother Earth (Thailand)

Merit Awards: Alistair in Wonderville (Brunei)


1st Prize – Aviation Revolution: A Journey to Sustainability (Malaysia)

2nd Prize – The Way of the Future (Singapore)

3rd Prize – The Beginning (Thailand)


1st Prize – UNSEEN (Philippines)

2nd Prize – The Ghost Clean (Thailand)

3rd Prize – Explore Green in Beijing (China)

Merit Awards: Eli and the Multiverse of Clean Energy (Singapore)

The international science drama competition was open to teams made up of primary school students for the junior category and members of the general public for the open category.

Participants were required to form a maximum of 15 cast members and perform a seven-minute skit on stage that combined scientific content and drama.

The scientific content, cast performance, overall presentation, and creativity were all considered when scoring the performances.

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