Above, from left to right, Isaiah Sayler, Zander Hazuka, Miriam Welch, Lilly Sanchez, Noah Sayler, and Kathryn Loewe all earned Individual Acting Awards at Regions.
On Tuesday, Jan. 23 students from Lennox High School competed in the Region One Act Plays held in Canton. With weather canceling their public performance scheduled for the week prior, Regions marked the first time the students performed in front of a live audience. The group came away with third place honors.
“I was extremely proud of how well the kids did with all our missed rehearsals and public performance due to weather. It is hard to walk onto a new stage and essentially have your opening show,” said One Act Play director, Christi Sayler. “The kids did an amazing job of responding to the audience, pausing for laughter they hadn’t experienced before and reading the mood of the audience and subtly adjusting the delivery of some of the lines.”
With only the top two teams from the Region advancing to the State One Act Play Festival, Lennox just missed the cut. But several students were awarded Individual Acting Awards. They included: Isaiah Sayler, Zander Hazuka, Miriam Welch, Lilly Sanchez, Noah Sayler, and Kathryn Loewe.
“The judges had a lot of very positive feedback for us not just on how the acting and overall performance went but they also commented on how well the students handled a tough topic,” said Sayler. “We wish the best of luck to Tea Area High School and West Central High School, our regional qualifiers, at State. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the talent in our region is incredible and watching the other schools and competing against them just makes us stronger as we move forward.”
The public performance was rescheduled to Jan. 30.