Six Students Earn Outstanding Performer Awards

OneActPlaySix students from the Dell Rapids community earned Outstanding Performer Awards for their performances at their respective regional one-act play festivals.

The Dell Rapids St Mary team performed at the Region 3B One-Act play festival on Tuesday, January 23rd.  St Mary placed third in the regional performance at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison.  Courtney Geraets and Thomas Eining earned the Outstanding Performer Awards.

The Dell Rapids cast and crew performed at the Region 3A One-Act play festival on Wednesday, January 24th.  Their festival was also held at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison.  Outstanding Performance Awards were earned by Tayte Gleason, Jay Holm, Isabella Tesnow, and Carter Wynja.

The South Dakota State One-Act Play Festival will be held February 1st through 3rd at the Brandon Valley HS Performing Arts Center in Brandon.

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Dell Rapids Performs at One-Act Play Festival

sdhsaaLogoDell Rapids performed their one-act play “That’s Not How I Remember It” during the 61st Annual State High School One-Act Play Festival.  Dell Rapids performed on the first day of the festival on Thursday, February 2nd.  The festival ran from Thursday, February 2nd, through Saturday, February 4th, at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen.  Twelve other Class “A” schools performed during the festival.

Eight of the plays received Superior Play awards.  Three were awarded Superior Ensembles.  Dell Rapids had five performers earn Superior Performers awards.  They were Morgan Nemmers, Carter Wynja, Ella Lueders, Isabella Tesnow, and Jay Holm.

A total of 44 plays from Class B, Class A and Class AA performed at the festival.  Class A and Class B schools had to compete at the Region level to qualify for the state festival.

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Dell Rapids Finish 3rd at One-Act Play Regions

The Dell Rapids one-act play cast earned a 3rd place finish at the Region 3A competition held in Brandon on Thursday, January 30th.  Outstanding acting awards were earned by by Taiven Logan and Michael Mitchell with a three-for-three sweep from the judges.  Alec Riswold also earned an outstanding actor award from two out of the three judges.  Jessica Tisher earned a nomination from one judge.

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