2020 District Festival was held online December 3-5. Here are the results of this year’s festival:

Monologue - Bobby Miller - Good

Duet Acting - Hannah Flynn & Emma Morgan - Excellent

Ensemble Acting - Two Halves of Andrew’s Brain - Natalie Ayers, Brooks Bowden,  Anthony DeLeo, Kyler   Mottinger, Ivey-Grace Ruff, Liam Wykoff - Excellent

 Solo Musical

            Olivia Bahmer - Superior - Top Honors**

            Dianna Baxter - Excellent

            Avery Cronin - Excellent

            Angelina Halstrom - Good

            Maddie Hellman - Superior**

            Leigh Proctor - Superior**

Duet Musical - Lily Byington & Avery Cronin - Excellent**

Small Group Musical

             “Michael Jordan’s Ball” from The Full Monty - Anthony DeLeo, Owen Forrester, Wyatt Kimsey, Kyler Mottinger, Joey Nunez, Jami Pollan,  Liam Wykoff - Superior**

              “Hey Big Spender” from Sweet Charity - Stephanie Gallo, Lindsey Ice, Leigh Proctor, Alyssa Rawls, Ivey-Grace Ruff, Mills Schaefer, Alanna Waddell - Excellent

Large Group Musical -  “Story of My Life” from Shrek - Natalie Ayers,  Cait Cunnignham, Anthony DeLeo, Maddie Forrester, Owen Forrester, Stephanie Gallo, Angelina Halstrom,     Maddie Hellman, Carissa Masuda, Anna Miller, Emma Morgan, Joey Nunez,  Ivey-Grace Ruff , Mills Schaefer, Alanna Waddell, Liam Wykoff - Excellent **


Individual Technical Events:

Costume Construction - Anna Miller - Once Upon a Mattress - Superior**

Costume Design - Anna Miller – Once Upon a Mattress - Superior**

Makeup Design- Dianna Baxter – Peter and the StarCatcher - Superior**

Scene Design

            Hannah Hulsmeyer – Dr. Faustus - Superior **

            Derek Jacobson - Medea - Superior**

            Jami Pollan – The Importance of Being Earnest - Excellent

Student Directing 

            Leigh Proctor - Proof - Good


            Carissa Masuda - Excellent**

            Maddie Hellman - Excellent

 **Will be Representing Chiles at the State Festival

2019 Chiles Thespians earned 5 Critic’s Choice/15 Superior/13 Excellent/1 Good Award at the 2019 District 1 Thespian Festival.  Plus our one Act, The Women of Troy was chosen to represent District 1 at the State Festival. Results are listed below:


Monologue - Paige DuMond – Superior

Monologue - Jordan Marcum – Superior

Monologue - Bentley Mercer – Superior

Monologue - Anna Maguire – Superior

Duet Acting - Carsen Campbell & Kinsey Robertson – Superior

Duet Acting - Anna Maguire & Lily Zuehlke – Superior

Duet Acting - Zadi Almond & Zie Wilhelm – Superior

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Ensemble Acting - Dianna Baxter,Emma Morgan & Delaney Powell - Excellent

Pantomime - Carsen Campbell, Paige DuMond, Bentley Mercer, Alyx Price & Kinsey Robertson – Superior/Critic’s Choice

Pantomime - Haley Mosteller & Sarah Thomasson - Excellent

One Act – Superior/State Selection - 

Actors: Diana Baxter, Carsen Campbell, Jake Coppage, Paige DuMond, Jordan Marcum, Carissa Masuda, Anna Miller, Bobby Miller, Ethan Morrison, Alyx Price, Leigh Proctor, Alexia Pyun, Kinsey Robertson, Zie Wilhelm, Lily Zuelhke

Technicians: Bree Convery, Katie Harrison, Roman Le, Corren Mahone, Bentley Mercer, Anna Miller, Zoe Riou, Maddie Stultx, Matilyn Tamplin, Meleah Wallace


 Link to One-Act Women of Troy Photos

Women of Troy also earned Best Actress (Alyx Price - Hecuba, Best Ensemble, and Best Cameo - Bobby Miller awards at the Florida Theatre Conference in Gainsville.


Solo Musical - Lily Zuehlke – Superior

Solo Musical - Leigh Proctor – Excellent

Solo Musical - Alyx Price - Superior

Solo Musical - Allison Thacker – Superior

Duet Musical - Alexia Pyun & Naomi Johnson – Excellent

Duet Musical - Olivia Bahmer & Allison Thacker – Superior

Large Group Musical – Excellent




Choreography - Paige DuMond - Excellent

Choreography - Jordan Marcum - Excellent

Costume Design - Anna Miller – Superior

Costume Design - Haley Mosteller – Superior

Makeup Design - Katie Harrison - Superior/Critic’s Choice

Playwrighting - Bentley Mercer- Good

Playwrighting - Carissa Masada - Superior

Playwrighting - Ethan Morrison - Excellent

Production Team - Bree Convery, Katie Harrison, Corren Mahone, Anna Miller, Matilyn Tamplin,

     Meleah Wallace – Superior/Critic’s Choice

Publicity Design - Roman Le - Excellent

Publicity Design - Corren Mahone – Superior/Critic’s Choice

Publicity Design - Zoe Riou - Excellent

Publicity Design - Meleah Wallace - Excellent

Scene Design - Bree Convery - Superior

Scene Design - Matilyn Tamplin - Superior

Student Directed Scene  - Ethan Morrison - Superior/Critic’s Choice

(Below) 2017 District Festival Team


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(Left) 2016 State Thespian Festival - Ryan Burk and Tyler Harrison with playwright Lindsay Price - author of their Superior Duet Scene from Deck the Stage

(Right) 2011 Thespian District Festival Team 2012 Critic's Choice Winners (Ensemble Acting, Set Design, Playwrighting and Costume Design)

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(Left) Thespians at District Festival 2013 at NW FL State University. 

(Right) 2011 Critic's Choice Winners (Publicity, Set Design, Duet Acting, Monologue and Costume Design)

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(Left) Student presents Critic's Choice Publicity Design at State Thespian Festival (2011)

(Right) Presentation and Reading of a Student Written Play

Past Thespian Critic’s Choice One Acts:

The Whole Shebang - 2004

The Thomas Paine Panther - 2006

Fashionistas - 2010

The Two Halves of Andrew’s Brain - 2012

The Importance of Being Earnest - 2017

The Women of Troy - 2019

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