Group photo of cast and crew holding plaques and certificates

Members of the Plymouth High School One Act cast

PHS One Act earns 6 State awards

Posted November 26, 2018

Plymouth High School has garnered six state awards for its one-act play: Critic's Choice Award, Outstanding Ensemble Award, Outstanding Directing Award, and three individual Outstanding Acting Awards.

PHS has received the Critic’s Choice Award – the highest honor possible – each year since 2015. The Outstanding Ensemble Award recognizes overall excellence in working together on timing, pacing, and communication.

Directors Brad Feick and Herb Stoltenberg were honored with the Outstanding Directing Award. Earning individual Outstanding Acting Awards were Kevin Smith, a freshmen who portrayed an insecure player; and Bennett Josephs and Lizzie Riley, who played a bickering husband and wife.

The judges complimented the cast on its great energy, creation of characters, and physicality in using space and levels.

The awards were announced during the Wisconsin State High School Theater Festival held Nov. 16-17 at Viterbo University in La Crosse. In order to advance to the state competition, PHS previously performed well at the district and sectional levels.

One-act plays must be completed in less than 40 minutes, including set-up and take-down of sets. PHS presented “The Baseball Show,” which follows the season of a Little League team through short vignettes looking at the history of baseball.

Members of the cast are seniors Mitch Arnold, Adam Carbaugh, Louis Gentine, Bennett Josephs, Amme Sedlacek, and Sydney Tackes; juniors Jordyn Anderson, Tessie Carbaugh,  Rosalia Johnson, Azure Maki, Lizzie Riley, Lexi Sheridan and Andrew Van Norwick; sophomores Alia Loehr, Olivia Straub and Margaret Williamson; and freshmen Mason Brill-Meerdink, Nora Jaeger, Kernen Jarr, Ella Josephs, Mara Kiekhoefer, Katherine Rauscher, Ezra Schermacher, Alli Schwartz and Kevin Smith. They are assisted by junior Charlie Waitkus as crew.       

The production will be presented in May to Plymouth middle and elementary schools as well as at Generations.

Learn more:
• Explore The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.