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"Failure: A Love Story" Places Third Place at SETC Conference

SECT Conference

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Failure: A Love Story!

After winning the state competition in the fall, they took their award-winning one-act play to the Southeastern Theatre Conference High School Play Festival in Kentucky in early March and finished in third place and earned the Judges Choice Award for excellence in Collaboration of Direction and Choreography. Additionally, Lance Toppin and Tiffany Utley were recognized as ALL STAR cast members. Bravo!!

At the North Carolina Theater Conference state competition, the ensemble was selected as Distinguished Play. Additional awards included:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Acting: Lance Toppin
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design and ProductionAnnabelle Hernick
  • Daniel Seaman Outstanding Ensemble Award
  • Excellence in Acting: Charles Dekle and Tiffany Utley
  • Excellence in Directing: Jenny Goodfellow

Other previous awards for the play included:

  • Excellence in Stage Management: Graham McPhail
  • Excellence in Acting: Lance Toppin
  • Outstanding Achievement in Acting: Charles Deckle
  • Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble Acting
  • Excellence in Choreography
  • Excellence in Directing