County Prep Sophomore Tyla Gibson Wins the Judges Award at the Alliance of Teen Artists Festival

On May 22nd, Theatre Arts and Musical Theatre students from our school participated in the Alliance of Teen Artists Festival which took place at New Jersey City University. The students presented a scene and two monologues for the Small Group Drama Division, a song for the Small Musical division, and two larger numbers for the Large Group Musical Theatre and the Large Group Drama Division. Each performance was followed by a very useful critique by NJCU Musical Theatre professors.
We are thrilled to announce that County Prep Sophomore Tyla Gibson won the Judges Award for her outstanding acting performance of a monologue from the screen play Persona by Igmar Bergman!
Other participants to the Festival were Seniors Kyle Velazquez, Katherine Castro, Julio Velazquez, Matthew Riccardi, Terrell Wehner, Delana Ramos and Solimar Colombani, Juniors Sirena Morales, Ivory Torres, Habiba Atta, Shana-Mae Gonzalez, Robert Delmonte, Brianna Bush, Bertha Solis, and Faith Riscoe, Sophomores Dynajah Smith, Yvelisse Vargas, and Janell Garcia, and Freshmen Kayla Velazquez, Ariel Rivera, Jen Sarker, Kim Caputo, Ariana Young and Debora Melendez. Excerpts from our musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying were presented as well as from our upcoming show Bodas de Sangre, which will be performed June 7th and 8thhere at County Prep.
Ms. Shields would like to congratulate all participants who represented our school to this wonderful event.

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