Pinelands Students Take Theater Competition By Storm


Rick Mellerup
February 16, 2022
By Rick Mellerup

Pinelands Regional Significant School is a powerhouse when it arrives to theater.
Competing in the 2022 Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey’s once-a-year Governor’s Awards Competitiveness for the 17th year in a row, the Pinelands Theatre Levels of competition Workforce hauled in 20 awards, with 5 learners winning six prestigious Governor’s Awards for which they will get their medals in a ceremony in Trenton in May well.
Carmen Matarazzo and Caleb Demmerle teamed up to acquire 1st spot in the Improvisational Pairs level of competition, consequently earning a journey to Trenton. Mackenzie Stephenson and Laura Leeds took 3rd position in the identical group.
Matarazzo attained a 2nd Governor’s Award when she took initially place in Comedic Monologue. Demmerle took fourth and Danielle Kenny was fifth.
Christopher Bracco and Katrina Erdin confirmed the Pinelands program is as very good in drama as it is comedy by snagging the Governor’s Award in the Remarkable Pairs class. Matarazzo and Madison Romano concluded in sixth put though the duos of Stephenson and Ashley Scarpone and Andrew Watson and Kenny emerged as finalists.
Gianna Butcher gained a Governor’s Award immediately after being named “Best Actress.”
Pinelands took 2nd position and fifth place in the Scene competitors. Sage Targett, Bracco, Butcher, Connor Johnston, Leeds and Ashton Marr scored 2nd in a scene identified as “Small World” whilst the fifth position was taken household by Thomas Thornton, Watson, Matarazzo, Tori Duym and Demmerle for their do the job in a scene entitled “The Second Coming.”
The Pinelands method does not dismiss musical performances and the judges did not disregard the Pinelands contestants in the Musical Pairs category, awarding Romano and Butcher a next location standing.
Again to comedy, especially the Comedic Pairs competitors, Thornton and Watson took 3rd, Matarazzo and Demmerle fourth, Butcher and Alyssa Middlecoop sixth while Stephenson and Leeds and Kenny and Scarpone achieved the finalist degree.
Lastly, Bracco and Maya Lohrmann every single ended up finalists in Remarkable Monologue.  –R.M.

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