UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen joined Jim Vagias of the American Theater Group in welcoming high school students to the first annual Drama Festival at the Hamilton Stage in Rahway.

High school students from Rahway High School, Union County Academy for the Performing Arts, and Abraham Clark High School, as well as students from Montclair and Bound Brook, participated in the day-long Drama Festival produced by American Theater Group, a nonprofit professional theatre company.

Each school participating in the Drama Festival had the opportunity to present a scene from a play or musical to a panel of working members of the Broadway theatre industry who will offer in-depth critiques of the student presentations.

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors students from Union County high schools to participate in the first annual Drama Festival.