Mira Costa High School drama/tech students won top honors in the Jan. 13-15, 2017 California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) Festival in several categories for its fall production of “Almost, Maine.”
Each year, the CETA adjudicates Fall productions throughout the Southern California Region. The top high school productions are presented at the CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival. The weekend offers a variety of opportunities including workshops led by professionals in the industry encouraging artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The three-day Festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Additionally, eight schools are selected to perform 10-minute scenes from their productions for the Festival’s SceneFest. For more information, you can click through to the CETA Festival page: https://sites.google.com/site/cetahstf/.
This fall, the winner for the Los Angeles region was Mira Costa’s “Almost, Maine.”
Costa’s main stage production won First Place Ensemble, First Place in Tech, and Robert Diehl won First Place Supporting Actor.
Also recognized for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement were Robert Diehl, Jack Drinker, Isabel Gray, Sabrina Harris, Daisy Hummer, Marley Kaliban, Claire Layden, Hannah Ryan, Antonio Sellitto,Tucker St. Ivany and Connor Tree.
Crew members recognized for outstanding achievement were Carly Bozeman (sound board op), Cara Christian (assistant stage manager), Carly Jaeger (light board op), Kara Murphy (costume crew), Kira Raper-Mateo (stage hand), Natalie Rau (costume crew), Lindsay Thomasson (stage manager), Pauline Walsh (set construction lead), Jessica Wood (assistant stage manager), as well as the set construction team and Mira Costa Tech Class.