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CATA Wins State Play Festival!

Photo of the cast courtesy of Michelle McGuire.

On Thursday, November 21st, students from the Theatre Academy at CATA took the stage in Greensboro to perform The Parchman Hour at the NCTC State Finals. Playwright Mike Wiley was in attendance for the performance as well.

CATA was one of sixteen schools to perform at the state finals after they advanced from the regional competition earlier in November in Pinehurst. Porter Ridge High School also advacnced to the state finals from a different regional competition.  

At the judging on Friday, The Rimers of Eldritch, which was performed by Northwest School of the Arts, was the judge's choice for Distinguished Play and The Parchman Hour was the audience's choice for Distinguished Play.  

Both plays will now represent North Carolina at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, Alabama the first week of March.  

In addition to the Distinguished Play award, the performance also earned the following awards: Chapin Silberquit earned an Excellence in Projection Design; Elijah Inuwa and David Moberg earned an Excellence in Music Design; Nkeki Obi-Melekwe earned an Excellence in Acting award, and Samantha Jackson was named as the female recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Acting award.  

This is the second time in three years that CATA's production has advanced to the Southeastern Theatre Conference and last year's performance of The Crane Wife was runner up at the state competition.  Congratulations to everyone involved in the production!  


Written by: Deb Christensen
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 by Deb Christensen

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