Notable Awards

2021-2022
Digging Up the Boys

Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play (Judges' Pick)
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Spirit Award
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Stage Movement
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Ensemble Acting
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
       *Meagan Aubuchon

Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Directing
       *Hannah Daniels

Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Oustanding Achievement in Acting
       *J. Preston Stovall
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference  Barbizon Design & Production Award for Excellence in Stage      Management and Costume Design
       *Keeley Schmidt
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference
Barbizon Design & Production Award for Excellence in Make-Up Effects             
       *Maggie Hacker
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Barbizon Design & Production Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design & Production ~ Set and Poster Design
       *Meghan O'Brien


2020-2021
Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards
Silver Key
   *Sarah Faucette (original play Ghost Light)
Honorable Mention
   *Sarah Faucette (original play Lost and Found)
   *Cole Forminio (original play The Mirrors)
   *Anna Marie Switzer (original play Mirrors)


North Carolina Thespians Regional Competition Winners (Advanced to States)
    Costume Construction
    *Keeley Schmidt
    Duet Acting
    *Jack Kupsh & Megan Minor

    Monologues
    *Victoria Barefoot, Amelia Cox, Chloe Dexter, Sidney Hipp, Will Kleinschmidt, & Rachel Rudolph
    Scenic Design
    *Meghan O'Brien
    Short Film
    *Meghan O'Brien & Ashna Patil
    Solo and Duet Musical 
    *Morgan Brenner, Amelia Cox, Jane Heidkamp, Quint Hill, Ashley Ingoglia, Katie Johnson, & Rachel Rudolph



North Carolina Theatre Conference Virtual Showcase Exceptional Theatrical Achievement Awards
    *Quint Hill, Acting (CTRL)
    *Sidney Hipp, Acting (CTRL)
    *Morgan Brenner, Playwriting (Heartfelt)
    *Ashna Patil, Directing (Heartfelt)
    *Victoria Barefoot, Acting & Editing (Some Doors)
    *Keeley Schmidt, Stage Management (Some Doors)

 
 
2019-2020
International Thespian Society Excellence Award Winner for Musical Theatre Solo
    *Rachel Rudolph


Puffs
International Thespian Society Summer Play Festival Main Stage Performance 
(One of only 11 productions chosen; transitioned to virtual festival because of Covid-19 ) 


Scholastic National Gold Key Award in Dramatic Writing
   *Sarah Faucette (original play Tailspin)
Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards
   Gold Key Winner for Dramatic Writing
   *Sarah Faucette (original play Tailspin)
 
Black Comedy
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play (Audience Pick)
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Student Directing
       *Daniel McGee
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Costume Design 
        *Keeley Schmidt
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
        *Morgan Brenner
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Ensemble Acting
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Physical Comedy
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Student Directing 
       *Daniel McGee
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Barbizon Design and Production Award for Costume Design and
Assistant Stage Management 
       *Keeley Schmidt
 
coward.
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement for Stage Management and
Projection Design 
        *Abi Senthil
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Acting
        *Maxwell Hiraman
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Directing
        *Brian Seagroves


2018-2019
Curtains
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award Best Musical (Tier 2)
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Ensemble/Chorus
 
Always, Leonora
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Production Design
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Special Effects
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Stage Management and Sound Design
     *Abi Senthil
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in MakeUp Design

     *KC Paulson
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Directing
     *Terry Gabbard

A Body of Water
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Stage Management 
     *Jordan Smith
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting 
     *Zoe Rossouw

2017-2018
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Musical (Tier 2)
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Featured Performer
     *John Parker Demos as Clopin Trouillefou
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Gordon Hay Scholarship 
    *Sophie Feher
 
Scholastic National Gold Key Award for Playwriting
     *Talia Buksbazen (original play Dolly and Abigail)
Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards
   Gold Key Winners for Dramatic Writing
     *Talia Buksbazen (original play Dolly and Abigail)
     *Kelli Crockett (original play Nightmares and Red Palms)
     *Caitlin O'Brien (original play Scottsfield Elementary)

I'mperfect (an original short film)
NC Filmworks Award for Best Screenplay
     *Charlotte Gaston, Sophia Habibi, Cara Kuuskvere, Madelyn Ricket
NC Filmworks Award for Best Actress 
     *Charlotte Gaston

Sociability
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Sound and Stage Management 
     *Helen Ciavolella
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Scenic Art and Publicity
     *Sophie Feher
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Honorable Mention Distinguished Play
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in Design and Production  (and a $85,200 scholarship to Greensboro College)
     *Helen Ciavolella
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Scenic Design and Publicity
     *Sophie Feher

When Bright Through Window Comes
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in Stage Management
      *Emilie Osborne
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting
     *Sidney Hipp
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
     *John Lee Rudolph
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Fight Choreography

Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Directing *both shows
     *Brian Seagroves
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Directing *both shows
     *Brian Seagroves

2016-2017
Chicago
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Actress in a Musical
     *Anna Hertel as Velma Kelly
The National High School Musical Theatre Jimmy Award for Best Dancer
     *Anna Hertel as Velma Kely

Push And Pull
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Best Actor
   *Anish Pinnamuraju
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
  *Jubitza Figueroa
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Design
   *Sophie Feher
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Anish Pinnamuraju
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Jubitza Figueroa

The Woman In Black
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Honorable Mention
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Stage Management
   *Aubrey Hill
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Sound Design
   *Emilie Osborne
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Jacob Bollacke
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Kyle Schmidt

2015-2016
Mary Poppins
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Ensemble/Chorus
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Student Orchestra
    
2014-2015
42nd Street
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Musical (Tier 2)
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Overall Direction
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Ensemble/Chorus
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Student Orchestra
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Set Construction

Eleemosynary
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Best Actress
    *Tori Jewell
 
Our Place
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award For Excellence in Ensemble Acting
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Clay Harrison
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Student Design and Production
   *Annie Saum and Eric Duncan
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
State North Carolina Theatre Conference John W. Parker Award for Excellence in Directing
   *Terry Gabbard
State North Carolina Theatre Conference for Excellence in Playwriting
   *Terry Gabbard
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting 
   *James Clark
Southeastern Theatre Conference Award for Best New Play
Southeastern Theatre Conference Award for All-Star Cast
   *Kayla Rutledge, Grace McKusick, and Will Strickland

2013-2014
The Social Networth
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Distinguished Play
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *McKenzie Wilson
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Tucker Brooks
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Design
   *Joe Yakoboski 
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Choreography
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Overall Set Design
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Tucker Brooks
State North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Technical Direction, Light, and Sound Design
   *Eric Duncan

Den of Liars
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Ensemble Acting
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *George Chaprastian
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Acting
   *Tucker Brooks
 
2012-2013
Oklahoma!
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Blumey Award for Best Supporting Actress
      *Kelly Kapur as Ado Annie

The Lottery
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Artistic Bravery

2011-2012
My Name is Ruth
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Costume Design
Regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Award for Excellence in Music