Theatre Winter Haven Wins Awards For Its Performance of “The Amish Project”
Theatre Winter Haven has taken several awards at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival and was singled out as “Best Play” for its performance of “The Amish Project.”
Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy examines the world of Amish culture and how it comes to grips with the true limits of compassion and forgiveness.
At the three-day annual event, held in Lexington, Kentucky, the theater company also took six “Outstanding Achievement” awards and will go on to represent the Southeastern United States at the national festival in Rochester, Minnesota in June.
Awards included: Outstanding Achievement in Directing: Katrina Ploof, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Philip King, Outstanding Achievement in Set Design, Outstanding Achievement in Lighting, Outstanding Achievement in Ensemble, Outstanding Achievement in acting: Cerriah Delgado, Best Actress: Sara Catherine
Theatre Winter Haven is raising money for its trip to Nationals on its website, www.theatrewinterhaven.com.