GREENSBORO – Lake Norman Charter School and Hopewell High School theater groups earned accolades at the state level.
Lake Norman Charter’s “Boy Meets Girl: A Young Love Story” – and Hopewell’s “Fire Exit” were both selected as winners in separate regional competitions. The groups then participated in the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) High School Play Festival Nov. 15-16.
At the state NCTC event, Lake Norman Charter’s production earned honorable mention recognition as a Distinguished Play and received a “Superior” rating.
LNC students earned honors for onstage and behind-the-scenes efforts. Brittany Blitstein won the Barbizon Excellence in Design and Production award for Student Directing, Luke Meierer earned the Excellence in Acting for Male award and Luci Dinonno received the Excellence in Acting for Female award. The LNC team also earned State Festival Spirit Award, Excellence in Scenic Choreographing & Transitions, Barbizon Excellence in Design and Production for Costuming and Barbizon Excellence in Design and Production for Technical Design and Construction.
Hopewell’s production earned a Festival Spirit Award, and three members of Hopewell’s troupe earned individual recognition. Leara Dye and Kane Knutson both earned Excellence in Acting honors, and Ashley Taylor was presented the Excellence in State Management award.
Ten Hopewell members stayed in Greensboro to participate in NCTC's College Discovery Day, where students can audition for admission and scholarship into 23 top N.C. theater colleges. They earned a combined total of 64 callbacks from 23 colleges and received multiple scholarship offers based on their auditions.