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Drama Students earn Top Honors in TAPPS Regional Contest

November 10, 2011

Back row (L-R) Cast: Bailey Comeaux (9th), Allie White (9th), Connor Sparks (12th), Lauren Slater (12th)
Front row (L-R) Crew: Joel Solar (10th), Lauren Bruder (9th), Abby Rangel (10th), Andrew Rincon (9th

Back row (L-R) Cast: Bailey Comeaux (9th), Allie White (9th), Connor Sparks (12th), Lauren Slater (12th) Front row (L-R) Crew: Joel Solar (10th), Lauren Bruder (9th), Abby Rangel (10th), Andrew Rincon (9th

CCS High School Drama students earned top honors in the TAPPS Regional One-Act Play Contest held in Tyler, Texas this week. Their presentation of "Impromptu" by Tad Mosel received a Superior rating and was one of two performances selected to advance to the TAPPS State One-Act Play Contest. Additionally, Cypress students won an impressive collection of individual awards. Bailey Comeaux won the Best Actor Award for his role as “Tony.” He was selected for this honor above all the actors participating in the contest. Lauren Slater (as “Winifred”), Connor Sparks (as “Ernest”) and Allie White (as “Lora”) were selected for the All Star Cast, earning Cypress more All Star Awards than any other show. Only 8 actors are chosen from all contest participants for this elite award. Joel Solar received an award for Outstanding Tech for his work in the light booth. Abby Rangel and Lauren Bruder served the Cypress team well as the backstage crew, and Andrew Rincon did a great job adding lighting effects to the production.

Mrs. Dia Moore, CCS Drama teacher and director of the play, said, “The best part of this amazing experience was not the accolades we received for our show, it was, instead, hearing what others were saying about our students. Both the Contest Manager and the director from the host school repeatedly told me how impressed they were with the behavior of my cast and crew. They were especially complimentary of the way my students encouraged one another and worked so well together. I am truly blessed to direct such incredible students.”

The CCS One-Act Play cast and crew take their show on the road again next week as they travel to Carrollton for the State Contest.