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We have great news about the PHS Drama Program from the STANJ Governor's Awards Competition for Theatre Arts.

"We had 41 students on our PHS Competition team and everyone performed excellent work," says Ms. Julianna Krawieck of the PHS Drama Department. "I am proud of all of our students that participated and am very grateful that PHS supports our participation in this great event."

The STANJ Competition is an annual, state-wide Theatre Arts competition that features 22 Theatre Categories, including Best Dramatic Monologue, Comedic Pairs, Shakespeare, Pantomime, Play, etc.

The competition is held in partnership with the New Jersey Governor's Awards in Arts Education, the highest honor for Arts Education and Excellence given in the state of New Jersey. Due to the growing pandemic concerns in early January, the competition was held virtually.

The PHS Drama department participated in this year's virtual competition in December and January, and attended the virtual Awards Ceremony this past Friday evening. It was an exciting evening for our PHS Actors! We streamed the Awards Ceremony in the PAC and celebrated the outstanding achievements of our Actors and our program this year. 

Please join us in congratulating the following students that were awarded top honors during the Awards Ceremony:

In the Dramatic Pairs Category, Sebastian Bongiovi and Zoe Nuland won 5th Place with a scene from Capsule from their Drama I class. 

In the Dramatic Pairs Category, Elliot Becker Peeler and Lydia Garcia won 4th Place with a from Bethel Park Falls from our PHS 2021 Fall Play. Elliot and Lydia are students in Drama II and Drama Seminar. 

In the Comedic Pairs Category, Lena Hamilton and Noa Zacks placed as Finalists with a scene from The Blueberry Hills Accord from their Drama I class. 

In the Improvisational Pairs Category, Graham Beers and Anton Edson won 4th Place. Graham and Anton are Drama II students. 

In the Improvisational Pairs Category, Lydia Garcia and Pippi White placed as Finalists. Lydia and Pippi are in Drama Seminar and Drama II. 

In the Dramatic Monologue Category, Lydia Garcia won 4th Place with a monologue from Anouilh's Antigone from Drama Seminar. 

In the Dramatic Monologue Category, Avery Dixon placed as a Finalist. Avery is in the Musical Theatre class. 

In the Comedic Monologue Category, Sebastian Bongiovi won 2nd Place with a monologue from Goodbye Charles from his Drama I class. 

In the Comedic Monologue Category, Adithi Chellappan placed as a Finalist with a monologue from ths phne 2.0: the next generation from the Drama Seminar class. 

In the Musical Solo Category, Bianca Orostizaga placed as a Finalist with the song "Always Starting Over" from the musical If/Then from the Musical Theatre class. 

In the Musical Pairs Category, Edward Cao and Anika Hadap placed as Finalists with the song "In A Crowd of Thousands" from the musical Anastasia, from the Musical Theatre class. 

In the VSA Monologue Category, Julia Hill won 1st Place, as well as a Governor's Award for her accomplishment in this category. She will represent PHS at the NJ Governor's Awards Ceremony in May. Julia performed a monologue from Playing House from the Drama Seminar class. 

In the Pantomime Pairs Category, Graham Beers and Pippi White won 1st Place. Graham and Pippi created a comedic pantomime about two pizza maker rivals called "Pizza Panic!" Graham and Pippi are students in the Drama II class. 

photo of PHS Students receiving drama awards



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