MVA Theatre Department Students Enjoy Success in Thespian Competition
The MVA Theatre Department recently competed in the Florida District XII Thespian competition. Students who competed prepared individual, duet, small group and large group numbers to be evaluated by adjudicators. Thirty-five students competed for both ratings and the chance to receive a “Critic’s Choice” nod. Superior ratings earn an opportunity to advance to the state competition in Tampa in March. Critic’s Choice awards also earn that opportunity as well as the chance to perform at the closing District Showcase. This year, MVA took home six Critic’s Choice awards, nine Critic’s Choice Honorable Mention awards, 35 Superior ratings and 11 Excellent ratings, along with a host of special awards.
Along with the individual events, the entire Troupe 3977 collaborated to present an original adaptation of Euripides’ “Medea,” which was particularly well-received by the adjudicators. For the third consecutive year, our One-Act will advance to competition at the State level – joining our Mainstage production of “The Glass Menagerie.”
The complete list of awards follows. Please take a moment to congratulate these students on their efforts – they have all worked very hard to be the best at what they do.
Also, my heartfelt thanks to Roberta, Kathy and Becca for the untiring efforts they bring which make not only these results possible, but included the unbelievable task of hosting the Festival for two days here at MVA and welcoming some 800 students onto our campus and our theatre.
Thank you for your continued support of the great things happening in the Arts at MVA!
Large Group – “We Both Reached for the Gun” (Ashton Appadu, Sydney Barker, Josh Brown, Lucas Brown, Aidan Corrie, Isabella Crider, Caiti Fallon, Aidan Fracker, Kaylin Gines, Logan Lopez, Maya Mills, Anthony Morehead, Molly Smith, Peytann Tamasi)
Small Group – “Leave Luanne” (Ashton Appadu, Josh Brown, Caiti Fallon, Anthony Morehead, Elianys Negron, CJ Rosado, Hanna Swidler)
Solo Musical – “It’s Hard to Speak My Heart” (Aidan Fracker)
Student Directed – “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” (Caiti Fallon) (Actors: Anthony Morehead, Hanna Swidler)
Ensemble Acting – “A Raisin in the Sun” (Ambria Benjamin, Maya Mills, Peytann Tamasi)