SCAPA/Lafayette takes first place in state theater festival
The production of “Alice in Wonderland” by the School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Lafayette High School earned first-place honors and straight superior ratings at the Kentucky Theatre Association’s state conference Nov. 17-18, 2017 in Pikeville, and Jordan Vescio was selected for the all-star cast. This state-level win qualifies the SCAPA group to compete at the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s high school festival in Mobile, Alabama, in March.
Also at state, drama students from Tates Creek High School took fifth place for their production of “Mary Stuart” and received a Judge’s Discretionary Award for Most Ambitious Play Choice. Creek’s Natalie Hayslett brought home the Best Actress award, and Eva Grossi was selected for the all-star cast.
A group from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School also competed with “Aunt Leaf,” with Harper Sutton selected for the state’s all-star cast.
In late October, Tates Creek’s “Mary Stuart” won top honors in the Central Region competition before advancing to state. Lafayette placed second, and Dunbar was third.