All-Star Awards

Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School’s Theater Department Awarded All-Star at the METG DramaFest State Finals.
 
A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s theater department advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) DramaFest State Finals over the weekend.  The METG DramaFest State Finals represents the very best in secondary education drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Actors Zach Archipley ‘19 and Ian Ruggiero ’19 each received individual All-Star acting awards for their extraordinary onstage performances.  Jake Green ’19 received the All-Star award for excellence in technical theater for sound design.

The METG DramaFest competition began on March 2nd with 112 high school one-act plays performing on three levels—preliminary, semi-final, and state.  Forty-two schools competed in the semi-finals and only fourteen high schools advanced to the final round (including Eagle Hill).

Written by Eagle Hill School’s Resident Star Artist, Jeremy Geragotelis, and directed by Theater Arts teacher, Will Gelinas, A Picture’s Worth is a one-act play performed entirely in a girl’s high school bathroom. The play touches on emotional themes often experienced by high school students—identity issues, mental health, and suicide. 

“We knew we had something special,” commented Will Gelinas. “The emotional content of A Picture’s Worth was driven by the students. Sadly, suicide happens too often and mental health issues are not always taken seriously. Eagle Hill students believed strongly in the message of never to be forgotten.”
 
 
A Picture’s Worth, written by Jeremy Geragotelis
 
Cast
Ed….Zach Archipley
Jake….Ian Ruggiero
Elle….Tierney Esler
Jamie….Connor Ryan
 
Tech Crew
Director….Mr. Will Gelinas
Stage Manager….Luke Blumencranz
Tech Director….Mr. Carl Mercier
Sound Designer/Operator….Jake Green
Lighting Designer/Operator….Sam Burrough
Run Crew….Sam Burrough, Weston Maechling, Luke Blumencranz, Jake Green, Vitalyi Scheuer, Kate Lodge, Amelia Austen, Caroline Pongratz, Sam Cohen, Xander Stein, Collette Barnett, Hali Bernstein, Cole Brown
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