06/05/17 7:51am
06/05/2017 7:51 AM

It was a night to remember for local student performers as East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater at its annual Teeny Awards ceremony at Southampton High School Sunday.

Five student actors from local high schools won awards at this year’s event.

“I am so proud of this year’s group of performers and am thrilled at this incredible opportunity to honor them,” said Teeny Awards coordinator Anita Boyer.

Among the local winners were Mattituck’s Alex Bradley and Colleen Kelly in the categories of lead male and female in a play for their performances in the school’s production of “You Can’t Beat the House.”

Southold’s Connor Vaccariello won in the supporting male in a play category for his work in the Southold/Greenport production of “Almost Maine,” which netted classmate Nestor Menjivar honors for designing the playbill and poster.

In the musical categories, Southold’s Sean Okula and Meg Pickerell won for their supporting roles in “Les Misérables.”

Also honored Sunday were local students on the technical side of these productions, including stage managers and assistant directors. Among those recognized were Gaby Gonzalez, Jessica Scheer, Joy Davis and Cassandra Nine of Mattituck High School; Garrick Hughes and Ginger Hughes of Greenport High School; John Gensler and Andrea Menjivar of Southold High School; and Alison Coffey at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School.

Mattituck High School students Colleen Kelly (from left), Gaby Gonzalez and Alex Bradley pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

McGann-Mercy students Gilda DelBianco, Alison Coffey, and Caroline Pierce pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Students from Greenport High School pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Southold High School students pose on the red carpet. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

06/11/15 12:50pm
06/11/2015 12:50 PM

Local teen actors and actresses were in for a special treat at Sunday’s Teeny Awards at Center Moriches High School. Not only did the area’s bright young stars get recognized for their hard work on the stage at the annual awards ceremony, but a couple of big names made a virtual drop-in to announce some of the awards firsthand. (more…)

05/08/15 10:27am
05/08/2015 10:27 AM
Southold High School's Teeny Award nominees for 2014. This year, the school has earned more nominations.

Southold High School’s Teeny Award nominees for 2014. This year, the school has earned more nominations.

Nominees for the 13th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced this morning. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 7 at Center Moriches High School where radio personality Walker Vreeland will serve as host.  (more…)

06/08/14 7:01am
06/08/2014 7:01 AM
Southold High School nominees are interviewed for MyLITV on Verizon Fios1. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Southold High School nominees are interviewed for MyLITV on Verizon Fios1. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

On the same day Broadway’s best headed to Radio City Music Hall to celebrate a year’s worth of achievement at the Tony Awards, the top performers in East End high school theater gathered at Longwood High School for a celebration of their own.  (more…)

05/07/14 1:00pm
05/07/2014 1:00 PM
Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photo)

Southold Drama Club is up for Best Student Choreography for their rendition of ‘Rent.’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Nominees for the 12th Annual Teeny Awards, which showcase the best in local high school theater, were announced Wednesday. Winners will be announced at a formal awards ceremony June 8 at Longwood High School where award-winning broadcaster and producer Bonnie Grice will serve as host. (more…)