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ARTa Image 2008 2008 Invitation Tournament Schedule

The 8th Annual American Readers Theater association

National Championship

May 2-4, 2008 at El Camino College in Torrence, CA

Seventeen theaters performed in the 2008 championship tournament, with participants from more than 20 schools and 10 states in attendance. First-time host school El Camino College provided amazing facilities, food and much, much more to make it a terrific weekend for all.

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2008 Entertainment Industry judges

Sharon Lawrence and Doug Spearman!

RESULTS:

 

1st Place - Your Ad Here, Orange Coast

2nd Place - Skool'd, Mt SAC

3rd Place - Man Down, LSC-North Harris College

4th Place - Permanent Alterations, Saddleback

Semifinist - Shahida, Mt. SAC

Semifinist - Big Dirty Secret, Santiago Canyon

Semifinist - Remember Me, LSC-North Harris

Semifinist - Scene!,  Mt. SAC

 

Audience Award - Your Ad Here

World Premiere Award - Remember Me

Achievement in Set - Big Dirty Secret

Achievement in Script - Man Down

Achievement in Music or Sound - Skool'd

Achievement in Blocking - Big Dirty Secret

Achievement in Costuming - Shahida

Outstanding Ensemble Cast - Your Ad Here

Award for Innovation - Big Dirty Secret

Oust. Male Performer - cast of Man Down

Oust. Female Performer - Pia Marani, Big Dirty Secret

 

COMPLETE NOMINEES (scroll using button at left)

 

Outstanding Ensemble Cast Performance

WINNER: Your Ad Here – Orange Coast College

Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon College

Man Down – LSC North Harris

Permanent Alterations – Saddleback

Skool’d – Mt. San Antonio College

Remember Me – LSC North Harris

 

Outstanding Female Performer

WINNER: Pia Marani, Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon College

Priscilla Saavedra, Your Tears – Orange Coast

Christa Schley, Tamed – Saddleback  College

Amanda Vennenbush, Remember Me – LSC North Harris

Sarah Watkins, 86’d – Glendale  (AZ)

Tiana Zoumer, Permanent Alterations – Saddleback

 

Outstanding Male Performer

WINNERS: Jonathan Casiano, Aaron Phillips, Bryon Powell -- Man Down – LSC North Harris

Kevin Castleman, Your Ad Here – Orange Coast

Sean Connor, Your Ad Here – Orange Coast

Thomas Hanna, Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon

Blake Longfellow, Your Ad Here – Orange Coast

Omid Rahnama, Shahida – Mt. San Antonio College

Jon Reyes, Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon

 

Outstanding Achievement in Script

WINNER: Man Down, - LSC North Harris

Big Dirty Secret - Santiago Canyon College

Maiden Voyage – Mt. San Antonio College

Your Ad Here – Orange Coast College

Shahida – Mt. San Antonio College

 

Outstanding Achievement in Music or Sound

WINNER: Skool’d – Mt. San Antonio College

Man Down – LSC North Harris

Permanent Alterations – Saddleback

Shahida – Mt. San Antonio College

 

Outstanding Achievement in Set

86’d – Glendale Community College (AZ)

Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon College

Man Down – LSC North Harris

Remember Me – LSC North Harris

Wet! – Glendale Community College (AZ)

 

Outstanding Achievement in Blocking

WINNER: Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon

Man Down – LSC North Harris

Shahida – Mt. San Antonio College

Skool’d – Mt. San Antonio College

Your Ad Here – Orange Coast College

Your Tears – Orange Coast College

 

Outstanding Achievement in Costuming

WINNER: Shahida – Mt. San Antonio College

Big Dirty Secret – Santiago Canyon College

Skool’d – Mt. San Antonio College

The Sting – Mt. San Antonio College

Wet! – Glendale Community College (AZ)

Your Ad Here – Orange Coast College

 

Special Award for Creative Innovation

Man Down, for use of the chain

86’d, for leaves with contact information

Big Dirty Secret, for use of the ladders

Shahida, for use of the bomb belt

Thanks so much to our host Jason Davidson and

El Camino College for their wonderful hospitality and so much hard work!

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