Theatre students bring home festival awards

Congratulations to drama students on winning awards at festival!

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.