Congratulations to Matthew Glasshoff, who placed 1st in the Tucson Branch Shakespeare Competition held at the University of Arizona Tornabene Theatre. Matthew is a student of Heidi Barker at Marana HS in Marana AZ. Matthew took on the character of Aaron from Titus Andronicus with an evil glee showing that one can relate unspeakable horrors while still having fun performing as both character and actor.
2nd Place: Kaya Lewis is a student of Richard Gremel at Empire HS in Vail AZ. Kaya related Launce's confusion about her dog's hard-heartedness with energy and physical grace; she made us laugh with/at her along the way.
3rd Place: Spencer Boren is a student of Carrie Duerk from Buena HS in Sierra Vista, AZ. Spencer's Edmund spoke with intensity and passion about the unfairness of life, ending by spitting his curse upon the world with a chilling determination.
The Extraordinary Honorable Mentions (in alpha order):
Justin Cheung Desert Christian HS, teachers Cathy Simon and Alycia Fodor
Kasen Giordano Marana HS, teacher Heidi Barker
Aslan Hicks Tucson HS, teacher Julian Martinez
Alana Kiley, Mountain View HS, teacher Shannon Kerstetter
Kira McNeill The GregorySchool, teacher Lisa Bodden
Anya Moseke Tucson HS, teacher Julian Martinez
Jackson Sparrow Catalina Foothills HS, teacher Amy Byroad
Eunice Ineza and Kira McNeil, Students of Lisa Boden
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