Theatre students bring home festival awards

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Panola College Drama returned home from the Texas Community College Theatre Association’s 2019 Play Festival competition with 39 awards. Eastfield College in Mesquite hosted the competition Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 21-23. On February 25-28, 14 of these students will compete at the KCACTF Regional Festival in Abilene.

Panola’s awards included in production award category: Superior Production; Outstanding Direction of a Play/Best Director – Karen King; Educational Respondents Recognition of Outstanding Merit in Dramaturgy; and Best Acting Ensemble – (superior acting performances by a company: Zach Holmes –  Martinsville, Shelby Watson – Leon, Sarah Owens – Mt. Enterprise, Peyton Proffitt – Center, Jasmine Ryan – Martinsville, Abigail Parrish – Chireno, Justin Gonzales – Rains, Addison Pope – Carthage, Keath Kibbey – Huntington, Tailer Chong – Rains, Nathaniel Endsley – Huntington, Bethany Crowe – Kennard, and Christian Kotara – Spurger.)

In the technical awards category, Panola received awards including: Excellence Professors’ Choice: Lighting Design: Julia Prewitt – Joaquin; Sound Design: Hannah Williams – Gary; Hair and Make-up: Tony Jeter – Carthage, Chailey Norton – Mt. Enterprise,  Angel Kammer – Kennard; Excellence Judge’s Choice:  Hair and Make-Up: Tony Jeter, Chailey Norton, and Angel Kammer; Program/Poster Design: Chailey Norton and Catalina Zoyoquila – Mt. Enterprise; Superior Professor’s Choice: Dramaturgy: Maelbi Calderon, Seagoville, and Jasmine Ryan; Assistant Director: Kyree Williams – Hillsboro; Stage Management: Maelbi Calderon; Choreography: Addison Pope; Costume Design: Lacie Sepulvado – Mt. Enterprise; Properties Design: Emily Robinson – Martinsville;  Web Promotion-Pre-Show Design: Peyton Profitt; Set Design: Peyton Proffitt and Zach Holmes; Lobby Display – Abigail Parrish and Tailer Chong; Superior Judge’s Choice: Costume Design – Lacie Sepulvado; Lighting Design – Julia Prewitt; Dramaturgy: Maelbi Calderon and Jasmine Ryan.

In the category of performance awards, Panola received the following: Professor’s Choice – Sarah Owens; Audience Choice – Jasmine Ryan; Excellence Judge’s Choice: Justin Gonzales, Addison Pope, and Christian Kotara; Superior Judge’s Choice: Sarah Owens and Jasmine Ryan.

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