HSPVA's 'Dream' honored nationally

June 14, 2008 8:57:10 AM PDT
National Youth Theatre has announced the winners of their Third Annual National Youth Theatre Awards to honor outstanding work in youth theatre.Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts took several awards for their production of Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Outstanding Production
  • Outstanding Ensemble
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor - John Paul Green
  • Outstanding Supporting Actresses - Kristen Adams, Hannah Broom, Akilah Muhamman
  • Outstanding Director
Also, faculty director Cynthia Ogden won Best Director for the school's production of Seussical.

This year more than double the shows from last year were considered for the awards, including more than 170 productions from more than 90 different theatres in more than 60 cities spanning 23 states.

The award winners were selected from nominations by a panel of ten judges and reviewers. In addition to the youth who performed in the youth theatre companies, any minor (under age 18) who performed at a show reviewed by a National Youth Theatre judge was also considered for the awards, as well as the adults who participated in the youth theatre productions backstage (directors, set designers, costume designers, etc.).

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