New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts staff attended County Prep’s Dress Rehearsal of Chicago, the High School Edition directed by Mrs. Raluca Shields. They were so impressed with the students’ performance, they awarded Juniors Kayla Velazquez, Arbaz Khan and Ariel Rivera, and Sophomores Matthew Segovia and Khira Fried $10,000 scholarships each, towards their Tuition at NYCDA. The entire cast and crew also received $1000 towards the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts summer program.
The New York Conservatory is a New York City based theatre conservatory program that offers an individualized and collaborative learning experience to transform any student into an actor who works. They believe the sooner they can start your career, the better.
The cast included Seniors Tyla Gibson, Yvelisse Vargas and Dynajah Smith, who was also Assistant Director of the show; Juniors Ivellisses Segovia, Kaine Malachi, Arbaz Khan, Angela La Rosa, and Alyssa Anglade; Sophomores Megan Wasserman, Tatyana Serrato, Ethan Barragan, Jaden Misaro, Fred Veloz, Emely Rivera, Yvette Cruz, Cinthia Perez, Reanna Cruz, and Madison Roman; and Freshmen Arianna Czaplicki, and Kawtar Laouej. Our backstage crew included Junior Eianna Martinez, our lighting technician, sound technician Senior Sheily Mateos, Follow Spot Operator Ellaine Dionisio, and Back Stage Technicians Freshmen Elleria Perez, Selsabil Belmokhtar, and Junior James Quach.
Ms. Shields would like to congratulate all the awards recipients.