The Arts

Theater

Performing Arts at Suffield Academy

Each year the Suffield Academy theater department produces two major theatrical productions, a one-act, and numerous showcases. These provide students with hands-on experience in performance, lighting, sound, stage management, set construction, and house management. Suffield has been recognized by the Connecticut Halo Awards, winning Best Play several times, and most recently winning Best Musical for their production of "Sister Act". Many students have earned individual awards as actors and designers.
“At Suffield, students are presented with numerous opportunities to excel in theatre and dance—both onstage and behind the scenes. Each year, Suffield produces two major theatrical productions (a play and a musical), a one-act festival, a new playwrights festival, and a full dance production. Each production gives students a hands-on experience in performance, lighting, sound, stage management, set construction and house management. Students work directly with arts faculty and professionals to create quality productions each year. The theater program is designed to incorporate all types of students at Suffield. With evening rehearsals, it does not interfer with athletics allowing every student at Suffield the opportunity to excel on the field and the stage. The dance program is recognized as a winter athletic option with over forty students involved in the yearly production. I invite you to explore theatre and dance at Suffield and email me with any additional questions regarding our academic and extracurricular programs.” Tom Dugan, Director of Theater

Upcoming Performances

May 17 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
May 18 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
May 19 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
May 22 - Spring Performing Arts Showcase

14th Annual CONNECTICUT HALO AWARDS

Suffield’s Theater Program was honored with three awards at the 14th Annual Connecticut Halo Awards:
2017 Best Musical | "Sister Act"
2017 Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical | Katherine Kalill '17 
2017 Best Lighting | Oak Chaisathaporn '19

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June 1, 2016: Suffield’s Theater Program was honored with two awards at the 13th Annual Connecticut Halo Awards:
 
BEST INCIDENTAL MUSIC
“The Craze Band” One Man, Two Guvnors
Amelia Hern ’17, Graham Shannon ’17, Oskar Kvaternik ’16, Matt Moryto ’18, Katherine Kalill ’17, Will Robidoux ’16, Riley Miles ’17 
 
FEARLESS AWARD
Spring Awakening
Awarded to a production that tackles controversial topics, asks tough questions, and makes bold choices

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Nominations for Suffield’s Theater Program
One Man, Two Guvnors
Best Contemporary Play

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Jim Krueger ’17 as Francis Henshall 

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
David Gingold ’16 as Stanley Stubbers

Best Comic Male Performance in a Play
Joe Islam ’16 as Alan Dangle

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play
Cole Rogalin ’16 as Harry Dangle

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play
Ashley Sarris ’17 as Pauline Clench

Best Sound Design
Dan Mittelman ’17

Best Lighting Design
Simon Park ’16
 
Spring Awakening 
Best Contemporary Musical

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Katherine Kalill ’17 as Wendla 

Best Comic Male Performance in a Musical
Graham Shannon ’17 as Hanschen

Best Stage Management
Laura De Los Santos ’17

Best Featured Dancer
Isabella Attianese ’18/Blue Angel Ballet

Best Lighting Design
Simon Park ’16

Best Performance by a Couple or Dynamic Duo in a Musical
Joe Islam ’16 and Samantha Warren ’18 as Herr Knockenbruch & Fraulein Knuppledick
 

Previous Halo Awards

2015 Best Play Noises Off
2014 Best Play The Crucible
2013 Best Play August: Osage County
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