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Harriton Theater Company Earns Accolades in Pair of Awards Shows

The Harriton Theater Company recently received nearly 30 nominations for distinctions across a variety of categories in both The Cappies and The Philadelphia Independence Awards, a pair of programs that aim to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work done by high school theater students. Ultimately, the Rams brought home five awards for their fall and spring productions, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff.

As a member school of The Cappies' Greater Philadelphia chapter, Harriton and other participating high schools select anywhere from three to nine students for a critic team. After receiving training in theater criticism and review writing, they attend plays and musicals at other high schools in their area before writing write reviews and, towards the end of the school year, ultimately vote on the awards. The Rams received 13 nominations for their fall production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Cappies Award Winners

Category Student(s)
Outstanding 9th/10th Grade Critic Carly Marcus
Outstanding Hair & Makeup Pearl McShane, Ava Mariani & Elaina Steinberg
Outstanding Ensemble The Mechanicals
Best Supporting Actor Jack McCullogh

The Philadelphia Independence Awards were created by high school theater teachers and directors for the purpose of sharing and awarding outstanding student theater performances and productions in the Philadelphia region. The Rams received 14 nominations for their spring production, She Loves Me.

Independence Award Winners

Category Students
Outstanding Stage Management & Shift Crew Ashton Norwood, Addison Morgenstern, Mae Londergran & HTC Crew


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