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Tewksbury High Walks Off The Stage With State Championship For Theater

Mar 14, 2015 01:53PM ● By Bill Gilman

Members of the TMHS cast of "Treasure Island."

Tewksbury Memorial High School Theater Company recently earned the “Chapter Select” honor at the Massachusetts International Thespian Society One Act Festival for their original silent adaptation of Treasure Island

The state’s highest theatrical honor, “Chapter Select” is awarded to the state’s top production and has the opportunity to represent Massachusetts at the International Festival in June in Nebraska.

In addition to winning the state honor, Treasure Island tied with the North Reading Masquer’s production, The Hound of the Baskervilles, for the “Audience Choice Award,” the state’s other top honor.  

“Our hard work, and the dedication of the entire team of 54 students made it possible for us to achieve this,” said stage manager Allison Carey. "Not only the win, but the entire experience was so rewarding! Everybody had fun and put on a great show. We're all very proud!"

Because of their hard work, the team also went home with awards for excellence in stage combat and non-verbal storytelling.  Additional awards were given to the leaf ensemble and build crew for their contributions to the production.

Having chartered a Massachusetts chapter of International Thespian Society, a prestigious theatre organization that strives to promote theatre in the community, by providing an educational environment for students of the stage, Tewksbury hosted the first State Championship, and coincidentally triumphed. 

"To host the event and to win was very special," said senior Emilee Clapp, TMHS Drama Club president. "Everyone was so excited."

Members of the TMHS Theater Company

Dylan Alves

Sara Axson

Allyson Bechat

Shaeleh Belger

Stephen Bonugli

Phil Borges

May Bourgeois

Richard Brawley

Maddie Burgoyne

Eve Carciofi

Allison Carey

Peter Carey

Emilee Clapp

Cori Coleman

Scotia Corley

Kassandra Daley

Kaitlyn DeViller

Emily Duquette

Valeria Fischer

Jasmine Gannem

Julia Gouveia

John Hughes

Shalimar Hulme

Matt Hyde

Haley Kinnon

Kyle Kwiatkowski

Shelby Levins

Alexis Margios

Ryan Murphy

Jennie Muse

Sam Nugent

Andrew Nunes

Kenneth Olivieri

Justin Paglia

Erica Pantanella

Matt Pantanella

Danny Pazyra

Sam Pontes

Olivia Raso

Rae Sarno

Robert Sears

Mackayla Shea

Calvin Skinner

Michael Slagle

Emily Small

Kat Spicer

Chris Stanieich

Adam Tackes

Ricky Tibbetts

Meagan Timmins

Joshua Walker

Brendon Wolotschaj

Cam Woodman

Grace Woods


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