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Lafayette takes top spot in state theatre festival; Dunbar also advances

Lafayette (SCAPA) won first-place honors in the Kentucky Theatre Association’s 2021 high school festival, which pitted 10 entries from across the state. Their production of “Still Life with Iris” earned straight superior ratings, and Annie Harris in the title role was named Best Performer. Lafayette also received the Best Costume Design award for work by its Advanced Technical Theatre class.

Paul Laurence Dunbar’s production of “Storm in the Barn” took second place overall in the state competition, which ran Nov. 19-20 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and Riley Marvin won for Best Sound Design.

The festival’s All-Star Cast, which is made up of one student per participating high school, included Lafayette’s Kathuure Miriti, who played Iris’ mother; Dunbar’s Isabela Aldarondo; and Bryan Station’s Madeline Cronen for her efforts in “The Last Illusion.”

The Lafayette and Dunbar groups now advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s 2022 convention, slated for March 9-13 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lafayette's cast and stage crew

Contacts: theater teachers/directors Amie Kisling at Lafayette, Alicia Henning at Dunbar, and Kala Chaffin at Bryan Station

(Posted Dec. 2 ,2021)