Drama students earn award nominations

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Fox Chapel Area High School students received 12 nominations in Prime Stage Theatre’s Fourth Annual High School Drama Awards.  The students were nominated for their performances and/or involvement in The Man Who Came to Dinner, the high school’s fall play.

The students nominated are junior Lincoln Marshal in the best actor category, senior Sophia Rike in the best actress category, junior Noah Miller in the best supporting actor category, junior Marina Dunham in the best supporting actress category, senior Kaylee Dunham in the best student stage manager category and the best student program/poster design and/or fabrication category, senior Sofia Liberto in the best student prop design and/or fabrication category and the best student costume design and/or fabrication category, and senior Carolyn Caracciolo in the best student makeup design and/or application category. Additionally, Fox Chapel Area’s November play was nominated in the best student scenic design and/or fabrication category, in the best student backstage run crew category, and in the best overall production category.

“What makes these awards unique,” says drama awards coordinator John Dolphin, “is that to be eligible, the students must be in a backstage leadership role or an onstage performance role. We encourage adult mentorship and assistance, but in the end, these productions are student-run.”

“The High School Drama Awards is our way of looking to the future,” says Dr. Wayne Brinda, Prime Stage Theatre producing artistic director. “By encouraging these young actors and production specialists in their early efforts, we’re building a strong foundation for Pittsburgh theatre in years to come.”

The awards ceremony will be held January 29, 2024, at Prime Stage’s New Hazlett Theater where the winners will be announced. The awards are open to schools from across Southwestern Pennsylvania.