Peabody Veterans Memorial High School’s Stage One Drama Club Wins Regional Performance AwardApril 26, 2022
Superintendent Josh Vadala is pleased to announce that Peabody Veterans Memorial High School’s performing arts students were recognized with regional awards earlier this month.
The Stage One Drama Club’s production of “Small Mouth Sounds” was selected as the Regional Winner at the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival held at Wayland High School on Saturday, April 2. Peabody’s one-act play competed against peers performing from The Academy at Penguin Hall, Quabbin Regional High School, Georgetown High School, Wayland High School, and Boston Latin School. Boston Latin also earned recognition for its performance.
“Small Mouth Sounds” is the humorous story of six strangers who have run away to the woods for a silent retreat, and must find a way to communicate with one another as they confront internal demons.
“We want to extend a special thank you to the members of the Peabody Public Schools community who came out on an early Saturday morning to support our student artists,” theater teacher Stephanie Manning said. “They continue to work hard and dedicate so much of themselves in order to create high-level, quality theater each year and we couldn’t be more proud!”
In addition to the group award, several Peabody students earned individual awards:
- Host School Stage Manager’s Award: Emma Fitzgerald and Eva Joyce
- Excellence in Sound Design and Operation: Adam Cunha and Julia Leite
- Excellence in Acting: Ryn Brierley
- Excellence in Lighting Design and Operation: Abrianna Oullette and Maya Yaffe
- Excellence in Music Composition: John Howland
“Ms. Manning and her crew have done an incredible job adapting and adjusting to the challenges of the pandemic, and this success is just the latest example of their impressive work,” Superintendent Vadala said. “Performing arts have always been a great source of pride for us in Peabody and this group has really gone above and beyond.”
The Stage One Drama Club’s production of “Small Mouth Sounds” was selected as the Regional Winner at the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival. (Photo Courtesy Peabody Public Schools)