HHS Thespians Team at the New Jersey Festival

Hoboken HS Thespians Competition Team Excels at the New Jersey Thespians Festival

Contact Information:

Hoboken Public School District

Christopher Munoz

201-356-3738/201-978-2164

[email protected]


RELEASE DATE: Sunday, January 23, 2022



Hoboken HS Thespians Competition Team Excels at the New Jersey Thespians Festival


Hoboken HS earned an invitation to represent New Jersey at The International Thespians Festival in June.



Hoboken, NJ, Sunday, January 23, 2022, This past weekend the Hoboken High School Thespians Competition Team participated virtually in the New Jersey Thespians Festival.  Over 50 high schools in the state competed in multiple award categories.  Hoboken HS excelled in state competition, taking home several awards in the top main categories.  


Chapter Select One Act Play 1st Place Winners under the direction of Mr. Kinnear and Ms. Brittany Schruefer: Rosie Cabelin, Miguel Cabelin, Kendall McDonough, Halie Benway, Shai Warshawsky, Alana Rivas,

Daniel Weintraub, Riddhi Damani, Naomi Cooke, Mable Blischke-Villavicencio, Anthony Barahona, and Arcadio Torres. As a result of Hoboken HS’s first place showing, our students were selected to represent New Jersey and receive a performance slot on stage at The International Thespians Festival in June at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. 


The following is a list of achievements in other main categories at the festival: 


1st Place Best Actress:  Rosie Cabelin


2nd Place Best Actress:  Shai Warshawsky


Honorable Mention Best Supporting Actor:  Daniel Weintraub


Superior Winner Duet Acting (ITF Category):  Miguel Cabelin & Alana Rivas 


These students will have the opportunity to compete against other national winners from state levels at the International Thespians Festival. 


Superior Winner Group Scene (ITF Category): Rosie Cabelin, Miguel Cabelin, Kendall McDonough, Halie Benway, Shai Warshawsky, Alana Rivas, Zion Taylor, Riddhi Damani, Naomi Cooke, Mable Blischke-Villavicencio, Anthony Barahona, and Arcadio Torres. Only two schools won in this category and these students now get to compete against the best of the best who won on state levels at The International Thespians Festival.


New Jersey Theatre Educator of the Year:  Ms. Danielle Miller was awarded New Jersey Theatre Educator of the Year from NJ Thespians Association. 


Background


About the NJ Thespians Festival: NJ Thespians is a state chapter of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), which sponsors the International Thespian Society (ITS).  It is our mission to promote, strengthen, and advocate for theatre arts education in New Jersey’s schools. 


About the the International Thespians Festival: 

The International Thespian Excellence Awards

The International Thespian Excellence Awards (Thespys) is a multi-round competition that provides standards-based feedback on individual, duet, and group musical and non-musical events, technical events, and short film events.


The International Thespian Festival 

The International Thespian Festival brings together the best performances, top teaching artists, and premier colleges and universities for a community-centered experience like no other. Plus, with daily surprises and special Broadway and Hollywood celebrity appearances.

Students can participate in one-of-a-kind workshops highlighting every theatre interest.


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